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Technological Change, Industrial Restructuring and Regional Development

1st Edition

Edited by Ash Amin, John Goddard


304 pages

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Originally published in 1986, this book was published at a time when the manufacturing structure of advanced economies was transformed. The growing internationalization of production, the rising power of giant corporations and the increasing rate of technological innovation remain key issues today. The impact of these changes is felt unevenly between regions, shown by huge job losses in some places and high-tech based growth in others. Drawing together contributions from economists, geographers, sociologists and management specialists, the problems facing the declining regions are discussed and analyzed. The book will be of interest to researchers, planners and policymakers concerned with the regional aspects of technological change and industrial restructuring.


"A wonderful way to support the continued dissemination of a classic book that has been formative for many working in this field." Andy Pike, CURDS, University of Newcastle

Table of Contents

1. The Internationalization of Production, Technological Change, Small Firms and Regional development: An Overview A. Amin and J. B. Goddard 2. The Internationalization of Production and De-Industrialization K. Cowling 3. The Internationalization of Production and Its Implications for the UK A. Amin and I. Smith 4. The Regional Implications of Inward Direct Investment S. Young and D. Stewart 5. The Role of Technical Change in National Economic Development C. Freeman 6. Growth and Structural Change: The role of Technical Innovation M. D. Thomas 7. The Regional Dimension to Technological Change in Great Britain J. Goddard, A. Thwaites and D. Gibbs 8. The Electronics Industry and Regional Development in Britain A. Sayer and K. Morgan 9. Technical change in the Food Industry: The Impact of the Ishida Computer Weigher J. Shutt and B. Leach 10. the Economics of Smaller Businesses: Some Implications for Regional Economic Development D. J. Storey 11. Trends in Small Firm Industrial Relations and their Implications for the Role of the Small Firm in Economic Restructuring J. Curran and J. Stanworth12. High Technology Small Firms and Regional Industrial Growth R. P. Oakey and R. Rotherwell

About the Editors

Ash Amin

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