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Routledge Handbook of Industry and Development

Edited by: John Weiss , Michael Tribe

Print publication date:  September  2015
Online publication date:  September  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415819695
eBook ISBN: 9780203387061
Adobe ISBN: 9781136698859

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The Routledge Handbook of Industry and Development is a global overview of industrialisation. Each chapter will provide readers with contemporary insights into this this essential aspect of economic development.

Industrialisation has been at the forefront of discussion on economic development since the earliest days of development economics. But over the last fifty years, the manufacturing sectors of different countries and regions have grown at strikingly different rates. In 1960 developing countries took a very small share of global manufacturing production. Today the position had changed radically with fast growth of manufacturing in many parts of what was originally the developing world, particularly in China and the rest of East Asia. On the other hand, countries in Africa and parts of Latin America have been largely left behind by this process of industrialisation. This volume aims to illuminate this uneven development and takes stock of the current issues that hinder and support industrialisation in low and middle income economies.

This Handbook is a collection of chapters on different aspects of industrialisation experience in a range of countries. Key themes include, the role of manufacturing in growth, the nature of structural change at different stages of development, the role of manufacturing in employment creation, alternative options for trade and industrial policy, the key role of technology and technical change, and the impact of globalisation and the spread of global value chains and foreign direct investment on prospects for industrialisation. Several chapters discuss individual country experiences with examples from India, Mexico, South Africa and Tanzania, as well as an overview of African industrialisation.

This authoritative Handbook will be a key reference source for those studying or wishing to understand contemporary economic development. Offering inspiration and direction for future research, this landmark volume will be of crucial importance to all development economics scholars and researchers.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Editorial introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Manufacturing as an engine of growth Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Patterns of structural change and manufacturing development Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Patterns of structural change in developing countries Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Industrialisation, employment and poverty Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Deindustrialisation Download PDF
Chapter  7:  What role for small enterprises? Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Industrial policy Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Import substituting industrialisation (ISI) Download PDF
Chapter  10:  New directions of foreign direct investment and industrial development Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Global Value Chains In Manufacturing Industry Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Electronics and Global Value Chains Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Global Value Chains In Apparel Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Role Of Special Economic Zones In Manufacturing Development In Sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  15:  International Competitiveness In Manufacturing And The China Effect Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Is The Choice Of Technique Debate Still Relevant?  Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Technological Learning In Developing Countries Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Mexico’S New Industrial Organisation Since The 1980s  Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Industrial Development In India Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Is There An Africa Problem?  Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Industrial Development In Tanzania Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Manufacturing In Post-Apartheid South Africa Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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