Industrialisation and Globalisation: Theory and Evidence from Developing Countries
by John Weiss
In a refreshingly accessible style John Weiss has presented a survey of industrialization in developing countries since 1945, as well as offering a ... Show synopsis In a refreshingly accessible style John Weiss has presented a survey of industrialization in developing countries since 1945, as well as offering a study of the predominant theories of industrial growth in the third World. This authoritative text analyzes: the possibility of different paths to industrialization the dominant neoclassical view and the challenges to this orthodoxy the importance of small-scale industry the priority of technological change to industrialization. At a time when globalisation is becoming an increasingly controversial phenomenon, this book offers a powerful argument that despite potential difficulties with market access, integration with world market offers developing countries the opportunity for future growth via industrialisation. Industrialization and Globalization will be vital reading for students and academics involved in development economics as well as being indispensable to policy-makers.