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Technological Transformation in the Third World: Volume 5

The Historic Process, 1st Edition

Edited by Surendra J. Patel


300 pages

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Originally published in 1995, this book follows the preceding 4 volumes (Aisa, Africa, Latin America and Developed Countries) and discusses technological transformation in development history. It looks back on two centuries of history of the emergence of developed countries and examines the various aspects determining the speed, size and shape of the historical process of transformation in developed countries after World War 2.

Table of Contents

1. The Framework of Approach Part 1: Looking Back For Lessons 2. The Long Prelude 3. Technological Transformation in the North 4. Technological Distance Between Nations and 'Catching Up' Part 2: South on the Threshold of its Transformation 5. Economic and Technological Setting 6. The South Enters the World Stage: 1950-1985 7. Structural Transformation in the South 8. Motive Forces of the Advance of the South 9. Building the Physical Technology Base 10. Strengthening the Social Technology Formation Part 3: Looking to the Future With Hope 11. Widening Development Distance Within the South 12. East Asia's Spectacular Spring: Lessons to Learn

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