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Technological Transformation in the Third World: Volume 4

Developed Countries, 1st Edition

Edited by Surendra J. Patel


308 pages

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Originally published in 1993, this book contains 3 studies from Finland, Greece and Japan. These countries were chosen because they experienced their technological transformation mainly during the 20th Century and it was considered that their experience would have some relevant lessons for the countries of the third world. Special attention is paid to Japan as its example has great relevance both for development theory and practical strategies.

Table of Contents

Preface. Part 1: Finland Pentti Vartia and Synnöve Vuori

1. Introduction

2. The Economic and Technological Setting

3. Growth and Strucutral Changes in the Economy

4. Development in Technology-Embodying Inputs

5. Managing the Dynamics of Technological Transformation

6. Concluding Assessment

7. Appendix

Part 2: Greece Constantine V. Vaitsos and Tassos Giannitsis

1. Introduction

2. The Economic and Technological Baisis of Post-War Development

3. Technology and Knowledge Inputs in the Productive System

4. The Dynamics of Technological Transformation

5. Conclusions

Part 3: Japan Mikoto Usui

1. Introduction to the First Phase of Industrialization

2. Industrial and Technological Development in Phase 1

3. Industrial and Technological Development During Phases 2 and 3

4. Introduction - The Heritage and the Key Element of Discontinuity

5. Growth and Structural Changes in the Economy

6. Industrial Policies

7. Managing the Dynamics of Technological Transformation

8. A Concluding Assessment

9. Statistical Tables

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:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory