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Routledge Handbook of Industry and Development

1st Edition

Edited by John Weiss, Michael Tribe


432 pages | 62 B/W Illus.

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The Routledge Handbook of Industry and Development is a global overview of industrialisation. Each chapter will provide readers with contemporary insights into this this essential aspect of economic development.

Industrialisation has been at the forefront of discussion on economic development since the earliest days of development economics. But over the last fifty years, the manufacturing sectors of different countries and regions have grown at strikingly different rates. In 1960 developing countries took a very small share of global manufacturing production. Today the position had changed radically with fast growth of manufacturing in many parts of what was originally the developing world, particularly in China and the rest of East Asia. On the other hand, countries in Africa and parts of Latin America have been largely left behind by this process of industrialisation. This volume aims to illuminate this uneven development and takes stock of the current issues that hinder and support industrialisation in low and middle income economies.

This Handbook is a collection of chapters on different aspects of industrialisation experience in a range of countries. Key themes include, the role of manufacturing in growth, the nature of structural change at different stages of development, the role of manufacturing in employment creation, alternative options for trade and industrial policy, the key role of technology and technical change, and the impact of globalisation and the spread of global value chains and foreign direct investment on prospects for industrialisation. Several chapters discuss individual country experiences with examples from India, Mexico, South Africa and Tanzania, as well as an overview of African industrialisation.

This authoritative Handbook will be a key reference source for those studying or wishing to understand contemporary economic development. Offering inspiration and direction for future research, this landmark volume will be of crucial importance to all development economics scholars and researchers.


‘It is good news that Michael Tribe and John Weiss, both noted experts on the subject of Industrialization, have edited a wide-ranging handbook of contributions on the topic. They have supplemented the papers with a splendid Introduction that adds further to the value of the book. I recommend it highly.’ — Professor John Toye, Chair of the Advisory Panel of the Department of International Development, University of Oxford, UK

‘This handbook is an invaluable resource for researchers and policy makers with an interest in industrialization and economic development. It provides a comprehensive overview of the relevant issues and debates, with contributions written by some of the best authors in the field.’ — Adam Szirmai, UNU-MERIT/Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Table of Contents

1. Editorial Introduction John Weiss and Michael Tribe 2. Manufacturing as an Engine of Growth John Weiss and Hossein Jalilian 3. Patterns of Structural Change and Manufacturing Development Nobuya Haraguchi 4. Patterns of Structural Change in Developing Countries Marcel Timmer, Gaaitzen J. de Vries and Klaas de Vries 5. Industry, Employment and Poverty Kunal Sen and Prema-chandra Athukorala 6. Deindustrialisation: An Issue for both Developed and Developing Countries Fiona Tregenna 7. What Role for Small Enterprises? Industrial Clusters, Industrial Policy and Poverty Reduction Khalid Nadvi 8. Industrial Policy: Back on the Agenda John Weiss 9. Import Substituting Industrialisation (ISI): Can or Should We Divorce Industrialisation and Trade Strategies? Frederick Nixson 10. New Directions of Foreign Direct Investment and Industrial Development Mo Yamin and Frederick Nixson 11. Global Value Chains in Manufacturing Industry: Where they came from, Where they are going and Why this is important Raphie Kaplinsky 12. Electronics and Global Value Chains Ya-Shiou Chuang 13. Global Value Chains in Apparel: Still a Path for Industrial Development? Cornelia Staritz and Mike Morris 14. The Role of Special Economic Zones in Manufacturing Development in sub-Saharan Africa: Structural Transformation and Employment Creation Christian Kingombe and Dirk Willem te Velde 15. International Competitiveness in Manufacturing and the China effect Rhys Jenkins 16. Is the choice of technique debate still relevant? Mozammel Huq 17. Technological Learning in Developing Counties Renée Prendergast 18. Mexico’s New Industrial Organisation since the 1980s: Glocal Challenges from Export-orientation and Polarisation Enrique Dussel Peters 19. Industrial development in India Uma Kambhampati 20. Is there an Africa problem? Peter Lawrence 21. Industrial development in Tanzania Oliver Morrissey and Vincent Leyaro 22. Manufacturing in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Performance and Policy Dave Kaplan

About the Editors

John Weiss is Emeritus Professor of Development Economics, University of Bradford, UK.

Michael Tribe is Honorary Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Strathclyde, UK.

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Manufacturing Industries
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Media & Communications Industries
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development