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Industrial Change in Advanced Economies

1st Edition

Edited by F. E. Ian Hamilton


332 pages

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Originally published in 1987 and taking a review of the theories and processes of industrial relocation as its starting point, this book examines the nature of organisational and technologcal changes in detail and concludes with a series of industry case studies drawn from areas throughout the world. The book examines the salient features and implications of the reorganisation of industries and industrial enterprises, reflecting their development or harnessing of technological changes - not least ot increase their bargaining power with, control over, or use of labour. Various chapters discuss policy-making and the role of the State posed by the speed, scale and character of the changes.

Table of Contents

1. The Rising Importance of Small and Medium-sized Firms: Towards a New Industrial System? Genevieve Duché and Suzanne Savey 2. The Need for a New Evolutionary Theory of Time and Space: Contemporary Czechoslovak Industrial Change Koloman Invanicka 3. People - Production- International Division of Labour Kajsa Ellegård and Claes Alvstam 4. Locational Issues in World Aluminium; Past, Present and Future Balint Blakay 5. Spatial and Structural Changes in West European Papermaking Peter Lewis 6. Spatial Perspectives on the Dynamics of the World Pain Industry Peter Herdson 7. Two Multinationals in Competition Risto Laulajainen 8. Telecommunications and the Global Firm Henri Bakis 9. Spatial and Structural Consequences of Industrial Change: The American Gulf Coast Petrocrescent Bernard Weinstein and Harold T. Cross 10. Orgniasational and Regional Changes in Industrial Systems: Integration of the Oil Industry into an Advanced Economy Eirik Vatne 11. Spatial Impacts of Organisational Change in Hungarian Industrial Enterprises Györgyi Barta 12. Controlling The Territorial Production Complex Creation Process in the Soviet Union Mark Bandman 13. The Regional Division of Labour: Machinery Manufacturing, Microeletronics and R and D in Japan Kiyoji Murata and Atsuhiko Takeuchi 14. Technological Transfer to the EEC Periphery: The Case of Greece Evangelia Dokopoulou 15. Policy and High Technology Complexes: Ottawa's 'Silicon Valley North' Guy P. F. Steed 16. Business Services for Manufacturers: Demand Behaviour by Enterprises in Lower Saxony Eike Schamp 17. Planning for Business Development in the Urban Transition Zone David Wadley

About the Editor

F. E. Ian Hamilton

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Economics and Business of Technology

Originally published between 1967 and 1999 the 50 volumes in this set examine the impact of technology on economics and international business. The volumes:

  • Present a synthesis of business functions and economic analysis and ask what the implications for skills development are and the effect of public policy
  • Report on global companies' experience with computers in company training in such areas as banking, finance, insurance, manufacturing, IT, the retail industry, transport, telecommunications and energy.
  • Look at the way in which some businesses in high technology manufacturing industry have organised their structures and processes in order to manage product innovation effectively.


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory