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Technological Transformation in the Third World: Volume 1

Asia, 1st Edition

Edited by Surendra J. Patel

Routledge

342 pages

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Originally published in 1993, this book contains 4 studies on Asia: Bangladesh, India, South Korea and Sri Lanka. The studies reflect 4 different patterns of technological transformation. India, with its large populaiton has made considerable progress but its overall development has been slow until recently. At the other extreme, South Korea which had a very low per capita income in the 1950s registered a quantum leap in technological transformation within a short span of 30 years. The heritage of Bangladesh's past has constrained its progress in overcoming structural weaknesses but in comparison, Sri Lanka displays a very different pattern. The sources used draw upon research in development economics, economic history, technology and studies in general and country studies in particular.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Bangladesh A. A. Abdullah and Atiq Rahman

1. Introduction

2. The Historical Roots of Stagnation

3. The Class Structure and Technology

4. The Agricultural Sector

5. Human Resource and Infrastructure

6. The Cotton Textile Industry

7. Jute Textiles

8. The Fertilizer Industry

9. Rsearch and Development

10. Conclusion

Part 2: India K. K. Subrahmanian

1.Introduction

2. The Economic and Technological Setting

3. Growth of Output and Structural Changes in the Economy

4. Development of Technology-Embodying Inputs

5. Managing the Dynamics of Technological Transformation

6. Concluding Assessment

Part 3: South Korea Linsu Kim

1.Introduction

2. The Economic and Technological Setting

3. Growth of Output and Structural Changes in the Economy

4. Development of Technology-Embodying Inputs

5. Managing the Dynamics of Technological Transformation

6. Concluding Assessment

Part 4: Sri Lanka Wilfred S. Nanayakkara and P. C. Rodrigo

1.Introduction

2. The Economic and Technological Setting

3. Growth of Output and Structural Changes in the Economy

4. Development of Technology-Embodying Inputs

5. Managing the Dynamics of Technological Transformation

6. Concluding Assessment

About the Editor

Surendra J. Patel

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:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS069000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUS069020
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
BUS069030
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory