One popular view of the Netherlands is that of a society oriented towards agriculture and associated processing industries. The primary aim of the first half of this book is to chart this evolutionary process and its formative influences, thereby providing a background to the contemporary industrial scene. The early chapters offer initial insights into inter-regional industrial contrasts and into the problems that beset regional manufacturing economies.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Historical and Geographical Background -- The Developing Industrial Economy -- Regional Variations in Selected Industries -- Regional Policies -- The Northern Randstad Wing -- The Southern Randstad Wing and the Delta -- North Brabant -- Limburg -- The East -- The North -- The European Dimension -- Appendix
Dr David Pinder, University pf Southampton, UK.