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Industrial Development for the 21st Century
     

Industrial Development for the 21st Century

by David O'Connor
 

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ISBN-10: 1848130279

ISBN-13: 2901848130271

Pub. Date: 05/13/2008

Publisher: Zed Books


With very few exceptions, industrial development has been central to the process of structural transformation which characterises economic development. Industrial Development for the 21st century examines the new challenges and opportunities arising from globalization, technological change and new international trade rules. 

The first part focuses on key

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With very few exceptions, industrial development has been central to the process of structural transformation which characterises economic development. Industrial Development for the 21st century examines the new challenges and opportunities arising from globalization, technological change and new international trade rules. 

The first part focuses on key sectors with potential for developing countries, focussing on two key themes. First, traditional points of entry for late industrializers - like textiles and clothing - have become even more intensely competitive than ever before, requiring more innovative adaptive strategies for success. 

Second, countries now recognize that manufacturing does not exhaust the opportunities for producing high value-added goods and services for international markets. Knowledge intensity is increasing across all spheres of economic activity, including agriculture and services, which can offer promising development paths for some developing countries. 

The final section addresses social and environmental aspects of industrial development. Labour-intensive, but not necessarily other patterns of industrial development can be highly effective in poverty reduction though further industrial progress may be less labour-intensive. 
A range of policies can promote industrial energy and materials efficiency, often with positive impacts on firms' financial performance as well as the environment. Promoting materials recycling and reuse is an effective, if indirect means of conserving resources. 
Finally, the growth of multinational interest in corporate social responsibility is traced, with consideration given to both the barriers and opportunities this can pose for developing country enterprises linked to global supply chains. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901848130271
Publisher:
Zed Books
Publication date:
05/13/2008
Edition description:
Complete and Unabridged
Pages:
240

Table of Contents


Foreword - JoAnne DiSano
Acknowledgements
Introduction - José Antonio Ocampo

New Frontiers and Challenges
1. Industrial development: Some stylized facts and policy directions - Dani Rodrik
2. Technology, globalization, and international competitiveness: Challenges for developing countries - Carl Dahlman
3. Developing country multinationals: South-South investment comes of age - Dilek Aykut and Andrea Goldstein

Sector Studies
4. Natural resource-based industries: Prospects for Africa's agriculture - Mónica Kjöllerström and Kledia Dallto
5. The textiles and clothing industry: Adjusting to a post quota world - Ratnakar Adhikari and Yumiko Yamamoto
6. Services-led industrialization in India: prospects and challenges - Nirvikar Singh

Social and Environmental Dimensions of Industrial Development
7. Industrial development and economic growth: Implications for poverty reduction and income inequality - Matleena Kniivilä
9. Industrial energy and materials efficiency: What role for policies? - Mohan Peck and Ralph Chipman
10. From supply chains to value chains: A spotlight on CSR - Malika Bhandarkar and Tarcisio Alvarez-Rivero

The Way Forward
11. Policy lessons for 21st century industrializers - David O'Connor

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