The ten years before this book was originally published in 1986 saw major restructuring in the economies of the developed world. This was often closely related to industrial development in newly industrializing and third world countries. This book examines the performance of these developing countries and includes studies of 'peripheral regions' – less developed regions within more advanced economies. The overall findings are that whilst some areas and countries have success stories to tell (such as Korea), many so-called newly industrializing countries and regions have had serious problems.
Preface 1. Peripheral Industrialization and the Technology Transfer Process Roger A. Roberge 2. Economic Restructuring and Australia's Changing Role in the World Economic System Peter Wilde 3. Industry in Haute Marne: A Rural Backwater in an Advanced Economy Jean-Paul Gabriele 4. Industrial Systems and Change in the Economies of Border Regions: Cross-cultural Comparisons Werner Mikus 5. Recent East European Regional Development Experience Hunya Gabor 6. Transformation of the Industrial System in Spain Antonio Vazquez-Barquero 7. Change in a Textile Industrial Area of Northern Italy Anna Serge 8. The Dynamic of the Industrial System in a Backward Region: Crisis and Industrial Innovation in the Italian Mezzogiorno Sergio Conti 9. Industrialization North of Naples: Problems of Sectorial and Spatial Connectivity Pasquale Coppola 10. Foreign Manufacturing Investment in Greece: Competition and Market Structure Evangelina Dokopoulou 11. Multinationals and Manufactured Exports from the Enlarged EEC Periphery: The Case of Greece Evangelina Dokopoulou 12. Industrial Location – Product of Multiple 'Factors': The Tobacco Industry in Greece Lois Labrianidis 13. Industry and the Human and Ecological Tragedy of Cubatao, Sao Paolo, Brazil Lea Goldenstein and Stella Goldenstein Carvalhaes 14. Industrial Dynamics of the Newly Industrializing Countries in East and South East Asia: A Real Path Towards a New International Economic Order Mahindar Santokh Singh 15. Regional Changes in the Industrial System of a Newly Industrializing Country: The Case of Korea Sam Ock Park 16. Developing Regional Industrial Systems in the People's Republic of China
Reissuing works originally published between 1952 and 1991, this collection presents a wide-ranging set of excellent texts across economics, geography, urban studies, planning, politics and industrial studies. Addressing problems and policy, development and demographics, these books together form a wealth of research and debate. Some volumes address specific areas such as industrialization, housing, property, city-systems, de-centralization, employment or rural resources. Other volumes present case studies in Australia, Britain, underdeveloped countries, South Africa and the USA while some are fully international in representation. Given the recent economic shifts around the world, this timely collection is an incredibly useful resource.