The Economics of Industrial Development (Hardback)
  • The Economics of Industrial Development (Hardback)
zoom

The Economics of Industrial Development (Hardback)

(author)
£120.00
Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 03/08/2010
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

The spread of the manufacturing industry is an important part of economic development, creating jobs, new products and trade and investment links between countries. Understanding this process is an important part of understanding how countries develop and how they are affected by current globalization. The economic geography of the world has been changing significantly in the last few decades with old established industrial centres in the developed countries in decline, and new centres emerging in countries that were once thought of as poor and still developing. However, this process has been very uneven with some parts of the developing world still largely non-industrial.

This book aims to explain this process from the perspective of developing countries. It charts current trends in industrial development drawing on available statistics and explores different perspectives on the role the manufacturing industry can play.

The book covers topics including:

aspects of trade policy as they affect industrythe international rules of the World Trade Organisation the network of links between firms in different parts of the world economy.

Separate chapters examine:

the special role of small firms and of technology in industrialisationgovernment policy towards the encouragement of industry, drawing particularly on the experience of economies in East Asia (the original Asian Tigers)recent developments in China and India and their implications for other countries.

The book draws on simple concepts of economic theory but avoids a technical mathematical approach and should be accessible to a wide audience. It extends and updates the author's earlier work on industrialisation published by Routledge (Industry in Developing Countries, 1990 and Industrialisation and Globalisation, 2002) and aims to present a comprehensive overview of these important contemporary issues. The book is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate level courses, but will also be invaluable to professionals working in development.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415473712
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Challenge for Africa
Added to basket
The Companion to Development Studies
Added to basket
The Bright Continent
Added to basket
Working with Conflict
Added to basket
The Development Dictionary
Added to basket
The Bottom Billion
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Tyranny of Experts
Added to basket
Why Growth Matters
Added to basket
Emerging Africa
Added to basket
Climate Change and Development
Added to basket
Clothing Poverty
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Development as Freedom
Added to basket
Half The Sky
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
State-Directed Development
Added to basket
North of South
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.