This book, originally published in 1990, provides a comprehensive and detailed assessment of the Dutch economy since the war, discussing the changes which have been brought about by the restructuring of the economic base. The book employs case studies to analyse in particular the impact of regional policy, the position of the country in the international industrial network and the impact of large industrial concerns, foreign and domestic, on the Dutch economy.
1. Introduction 2. The Industrialization Process in Perspective 3. The International Perspective of Dutch Industry 4. Regional Industrial Patterns and Trends 5. Industrlization, Policy and the Region 6. Economic Revitalization and the Region 7. Corporate Internationalization: The Position of The Netherlands 8. Large Manufacturing Corporations in The Netherlands 9. Regional Development Potential.
The books in this set, originally published between 1968 and 1992 introduce the reader to the many lines of thought in the literature on economic geography and tie these various aspects together within the concept of the economy. As well as providing a comprehensive overview of the Western European economy since the Second World War, and including specific studies and assessments of the Dutch and Italian economies, these volumes examine the economic factors that have shaped cities and patterns of urbanization.