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Innovation, Unemployment and Policy in the Theories of Growth and Distribution (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Neri... Innovation, Unemployment and Policy in the Theories of Growth and Distribution (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Neri Salvadori, Renato Balducci
R2,545 Discovery Miles 25 450 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Innovation, Unemployment and Policy in the Theories of Growth and Distribution increases our understanding about the more relevant economic determinants and policy aspects of the interdependence between economic growth and income distribution. This book integrates the analytical methods and the research themes of the New Growth Theory into the cultural tradition of the Classical and post-Keynesian economists. The contributors examine technological innovations, the diffusion of knowledge, the imperfections and institutional characteristics of the labour market, the evolution of consumption patterns and of educational models and social conflicts as they relate to public spending and taxation policies. It provides a new insight into the processes of the growth of modern economies which highlights the interdependence between distribution and growth. The book shows that political and social stability, security of property rights, efficiency of the capital market, research, education, investment in physical and human capital, public spending and taxation policies are all necessary for the success and stability of a country's development process. This book will appeal to upper level students, scholars and researchers of economics and economic growth as well as those more specifically involved in labour, microeconomics and the history of economic thought.

Technological Superpower China (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Jon Sigurdson, Jiang Jiang, Xinxin Kong, Yongzhong Wang, Yuli... Technological Superpower China (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Jon Sigurdson, Jiang Jiang, Xinxin Kong, Yongzhong Wang, Yuli Tang
R2,712 Discovery Miles 27 120 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Technological Superpower China explores how China is becoming a technological superpower within the global economy by integrating its national R&D programmes with the innovation systems of national and international corporations. Jon Sigurdson provides a thorough and comprehensive analysis of China's knowledge foundation in technology and R&D following its dynamic march forward in the early 1980s. The author describes how China's narrow window of opportunity - before becoming an ageing nation - has prompted the country to hurriedly mobilize resources in the hope of becoming a technological superpower within the next few decades. He examines how advances in higher education, human resources development, technology access through FDI, technology transfer, ICT, space and defence technology and corporate technology are being exploited in the race to emerge as an advanced knowledge economy nation. Exploring the changes in China that are transforming the technological landscape of the country, this book will be a fascinating read for academics, students and researchers interested in China's development, the foundations of its economic growth and its role in regional and political affairs.

Innovation Strategies in Interdependent States - Essays on Smaller Nations, Regions and Cities in a Globalized World... Innovation Strategies in Interdependent States - Essays on Smaller Nations, Regions and Cities in a Globalized World (Hardcover)
John R.De La Mothe
R1,993 Discovery Miles 19 930 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Examining the issues facing smaller regions and countries, John de la Mothe explores how innovation, strategy and interdependence shape their performance, competition, and futures. Innovation and interdependence are central elements of advanced and advancing economies. In our globalized world, the production of knowledge is continually evolving. This is reflected in the design of institutions and in the results on the standards of living that are achieved and sustained. It also implies new forms of competition. Increasingly, smaller countries, regions and cities that do not fit into traditional theories of growth are becoming leaders in technology-intensive products and quick followers in innovative practices. Often heavily committed to large emerging economic markets (such as China and India) and political hegemons (such as Germany, Japan, and the United States), smaller nations, regions and cities are playing an almost unprecedented role in the shape of things to come. By examining the texture of the new economy, paths to constructing advantage, and aspects of the cultures that lead to the new economy, this book provides a valuable and essential guide to scholars, policymakers, strategists and students.

Productivity, Competitiveness and Incomes in Asia - An Evolutionary Theory of International Trade (Hardcover): Hans-Peter... Productivity, Competitiveness and Incomes in Asia - An Evolutionary Theory of International Trade (Hardcover)
Hans-Peter Brunner, Peter M. Allen
R1,959 Discovery Miles 19 590 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The authors of this book link productivity change, trade competitiveness, networks of interaction and cooperation and income growth in developing Asian countries with the complex evolutionary processes of economic development and international trade. They take an innovative approach to simulating the complex micro-dynamics of competitiveness in order to distinguish those trade-related microeconomic dynamics and institutional reforms vital to leading countries out of institutional and poverty traps. Real competitiveness changes in six countries (Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan and Thailand) are measured from 1991 to 2000 with detailed international export unit value comparisons, to detect structural changes towards technology and knowledge intensive goods in trade patterns. No significant structural change was detected in the six countries during that period. Evolutionary trade theory is presented in two models and is calibrated with transaction and trade data from West Bengal and Nepal. These reveal that lower transport costs - resulting from investment in transport and institutional reforms related to the investment and trade environment - result initially in small productivity differences that can be amplified in a non-linear evolutionary system and eventually lead to a spatial restructuring of the system, and to a structural change in the trade patterns. The models in this path-breaking book can be used to explore the impact of a variety of interventions and policies. Productivity, Competitiveness and Incomes in Asia will be of interest to academics and researchers in Asian Studies, industrial economics, evolutionary economics and international business development. The book will also appeal to policy makers responsible for economic growth.

Knowledge and Innovation for Development - The Sisyphus Challenge of the 21st Century (Paperback, New edition): Francisco... Knowledge and Innovation for Development - The Sisyphus Challenge of the 21st Century (Paperback, New edition)
Francisco Sagasti
R583 Discovery Miles 5 830 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This text provides a comprehensive introduction to the many different issues related to the Sisyphean task of building science and technology capabilities in developing countries. It attempts to answer crucial questions including: how can knowledge be utilized to improve the human condition, and how can we bridge the growing knowledge divide between those who produce and use modern science and technology - and those who do not? Francisco Sagasti examines the complex interactions between science, technology and development through history, explores how capabilities in these areas are created in different countries and places the role of international co-operation in perspective. The book then introduces a `science and technology capability index' to rank countries, analyses the policy implications of the place they occupy, and summarizes the experience of developing countries in formulating science and technology policies. It concludes with a review of important lessons for the future. This highly innovative and original work will strongly appeal to academics, policymakers, development practitioners and students interested in the role of knowledge and innovation in contemporary society, and in the disparities between developed and developing countries.

Aid, Power, and Privatization - The Politics of Telecommunication Reform in Central America (Hardcover, illustrated edition):... Aid, Power, and Privatization - The Politics of Telecommunication Reform in Central America (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Benedicte Bull
R1,992 Discovery Miles 19 920 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book provides a comparative study of the telecommunication reform process in three Central American countries - Costa Rica, Guatemala and Honduras - focusing on the roles of the local private sector and international financial institutions. By addressing the following questions, the book aims to understand the potential for the emergence of an autonomous and inclusive regulatory state: * What has been the main driving force behind the wave of privatizations in Latin America? * What has been the role of the international financial institutions (IFIs)? * What kind of state emerges after privatization and regulatory reform? * Why does privatization remain so unpopular? The author discusses the historical role of telecommunications in state power, the sources of proposed, failed and implemented reforms, and the political processes determining their destiny. Benedicte Bull concludes that the reform processes in the three countries show significant variation. This is accounted for - not by the different relationship to the IFIs, but by the different relationships between the state and the private sector. The impact of this on the reform process is also the key to understanding the state's capacity for post-reform regulation and the unpopularity of privatization. Academics and students with an interest in Latin American studies, international political economy, comparative politics and development studies will find this book of great appeal.

Political Crises, Social Conflict and Economic Development - The Political Economy of the Andean Region (Hardcover, illustrated... Political Crises, Social Conflict and Economic Development - The Political Economy of the Andean Region (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Andr es Solimano
R2,712 Discovery Miles 27 120 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The contributors to this authoritative volume analyze the impact of political crises and social conflict on economic performance in the Andean region of Latin America. The blend of theory and case studies is also relevant for understanding other complex societies in the developing world and transition economies. The book provides illuminating insights on how to understand, and survive, the complicated interactions between volatile politics, unstable democracies, violence, social inequality and uneven economic performance. Recent political economy theories are combined with valuable quantitative and qualitative information on presidential crises, breakdowns of democracy, constitutional reforms, quality of institutions, and social inequality and exclusion to understand actual country realities. Part I provides the conceptual framework and a regional perspective of the book. Part II contains five political economy country studies - Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela - written by leading scholars in the field and former senior policymakers, including a former President. Together, the chapters highlight the detrimental effects of political instability and social conflict on economic growth and stability, as well as the feedback effects from poor economic performance on political instability and institutional fragility. The country studies warn that narrow economic reforms that do not pay adequate attention to politics, institutions and social structures are bound to fail in bringing lasting prosperity and stability to complex societies. Examining new and rich information on episodes of political turmoil, military interventions, forced presidential resignations, constitutional reforms and social uprisings, this book will be required reading for all those interested in the interface of politics and economic development.

2014 Annual Provincial And Regional Competitiveness Analysis For Greater China Economies: Development Strategies Under The New... 2014 Annual Provincial And Regional Competitiveness Analysis For Greater China Economies: Development Strategies Under The New Normal (Hardcover)
Khee Giap Tan, Yuan Randong, Wei Cher Yoong Sangiita
R2,788 R2,580 Discovery Miles 25 800 Save R208 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

After more than three decades of rapid growth, China is now entering into the New Normal Era, which will be characterised by slower but sustainable, quality growth for several decades to come. How China will fare under the New Normal Era matters not only for itself but also for its great impact on global prosperity.While presenting as the second instalment of ACI's annual tracking of the dynamics of competitiveness among 34 Greater China economies, this volume also includes the results of the inaugural regional competitiveness analysis for five regions of Greater China. As regional imbalance in socioeconomic advancement is a serious issue China has to face up to under the New Normal Era, the results of such competitiveness analysis at provincial and regional levels offer insights for policy-makers to help address concerns associated with the regional disparity in development, and facilitate industry leaders and other stakeholders in identifying challenges and opportunities for sound decision making.

Liberalization and Growth in Asia - 21st Century Challenges (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Mohamed Ariff, Ahmed M. Khalid Liberalization and Growth in Asia - 21st Century Challenges (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Mohamed Ariff, Ahmed M. Khalid
R2,725 Discovery Miles 27 250 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book reveals significant lessons on how economic prosperity was secured for people over three decades in eight Asian countries. It focusses on the careful way in which these nations designed and implemented pro-growth, liberal economic and financial policies. A new phenomenon - namely financial fragility - in the more liberalised fast growth Asian economies is also examined. The authors explore why only some of the early reformers among China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, and Thailand succumbed to a serious financial crisis in 1997 whilst others did not. They also analyse the impact of policies implemented by the crisis-hit economies, either under the IMF restructuring programs or independent pursuit of capital and currency controls. The book goes on to identify the weaknesses of the banking sector in order to explain the reasons behind the financial crisis. The book concludes with lessons for other emerging economies undertaking economic and financial development through liberalization. These examples reveal policies that could be prescribed in order to prevent future problems. Focusing on post-crisis reforms and their policy impacts, and on post-crisis evaluation of restructuring implemented in the financial sector, this book will appeal to academics and those with specific interests in Asian studies and/or banking and finance. Policymakers - in particular those at central banks and treasuries, along with professionals in financial institutions and multinational firms, will find the book to be a fascinating read.

The Software Industry in Emerging Markets (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Simon Commander The Software Industry in Emerging Markets (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Simon Commander
R2,183 Discovery Miles 21 830 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book aims to promote an understanding of the origins and dynamics of the software industry in a number of key emerging markets - Brazil, China, India and Israel, and to establish what experiences, if any, are potentially replicable in other prevailing markets. In-depth interviews with leading players in the industry are combined with other new data to provide a comparative study of the dynamics of the sector in emerging markets, to emphasise the public policy implications of these developments, and place them in a wider international context. The last 25 years have seen an explosive growth in the software industry, which is still overwhelmingly dominated by firms from North America and Europe. The authors argue that a number of companies from emerging markets have made significant headway and have even consolidated their positions on account of major cost advantages. They go on to explain the factors behind these developments, and conclude that the software industry, through its ability to project good corporate governance, its lack of hierarchy and widespread use of motivating working practices and compensation schemes, has proved a powerful example to other sectors in these emerging market economies. This book will be of immense interest to both academics and practitioners with an interest in development economics or technology.

Regions, Land Consumption and Sustainable Growth - Assessing the Impact of the Public and Private Sectors (Hardcover,... Regions, Land Consumption and Sustainable Growth - Assessing the Impact of the Public and Private Sectors (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Oedzge Atzema, Piet Rietveld, Daniel Shefer
R2,062 Discovery Miles 20 620 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book provides an in-depth investigation of the role of the private and public sectors in land markets and regional economics, and explores the reasons behind government intervention in the interests of sustainable growth. The authors explore the subject of regional development and changing land use in a variety of different countries. They examine broad themes such as urban structure, infrastructure and eco-structure, and look in detail at issues including housing, transport and technology clustering. They also demonstrate that for a proper understanding of long-term changes, the broader institutional settings and policy regimes are of critical importance, as it is within this framework that private and public actors interact. It is therefore vital to search for institutional arrangements where conflicts of interest can be dealt with in a constructive way, and where ecological values are taken into consideration. The contributions in this book highlight these difficulties and offer practical proposals to improve current practices. Regional scientists, geographers and development policymakers will welcome this rigorous exploration of the roles of the private and public sectors in the context of economic development.

Liberalization and Growth in Asia - 21st Century Challenges (Paperback, New edition): Mohamed Ariff, Ahmed M. Khalid Liberalization and Growth in Asia - 21st Century Challenges (Paperback, New edition)
Mohamed Ariff, Ahmed M. Khalid
R1,017 Discovery Miles 10 170 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book reveals significant lessons on how economic prosperity was secured for people over three decades in eight Asian countries. It focusses on the careful way in which these nations designed and implemented pro-growth, liberal economic and financial policies. A new phenomenon - namely financial fragility - in the more liberalised fast growth Asian economies is also examined. The authors explore why only some of the early reformers among China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, and Thailand succumbed to a serious financial crisis in 1997 whilst others did not. They also analyse the impact of policies implemented by the crisis-hit economies, either under the IMF restructuring programs or independent pursuit of capital and currency controls. The book goes on to identify the weaknesses of the banking sector in order to explain the reasons behind the financial crisis. The book concludes with lessons for other emerging economies undertaking economic and financial development through liberalization. These examples reveal policies that could be prescribed in order to prevent future problems. Focusing on post-crisis reforms and their policy impacts, and on post-crisis evaluation of restructuring implemented in the financial sector, this book will appeal to academics and those with specific interests in Asian studies and/or banking and finance. Policymakers - in particular those at central banks and treasuries, along with professionals in financial institutions and multinational firms, will find the book to be a fascinating read.

Global Development and Poverty Reduction - The Challenge for International Institutions (Hardcover, illustrated edition):... Global Development and Poverty Reduction - The Challenge for International Institutions (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
John-ren Chen, David Sapsford
R2,545 Discovery Miles 25 450 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

At the beginning of the third millennium, underdevelopment and poverty continue to remain critical problems on a global scale. The purpose of this volume is to explore the various ways in which the institutions of the global economy might rise to the challenges posed by the twin goals of increasing the pace of global development and alleviating poverty. The expert authors provide a much-needed analysis of the successes and failures of international institutions in achieving these aims, while at the same time providing important insights into the potential future paths that they might follow. Amongst other themes, the contributors investigate the design of international institutions for raising the standard of living in the developing world in order to achieve global development and stability. They also study particular institutions such as the IMF and the WTO to assess their effect on the growth performance of developing nations. In additional chapters, the authors study institutions and regional issues such as privatization and poverty in Russia, the Asian Financial Crisis and the role of the IMF, and the development crisis in sub-Saharan Africa. This book offers a rigorous examination and informed discussion of the potential role of international institutions in the quest to alleviate poverty. Academics and professionals working in the fields of development studies, international economics and business management will welcome this stimulating book. It will also appeal to decision-makers involved in the formulation of trade, monetary and development policy.

Leading Issues in Competition, Regulation and Development (Paperback, New edition): Paul Cook, Colin Kirkpatrick, Martin... Leading Issues in Competition, Regulation and Development (Paperback, New edition)
Paul Cook, Colin Kirkpatrick, Martin Minogue, David Parker
R1,019 Discovery Miles 10 190 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The promotion of liberalised and deregulated markets by bilateral and multilateral aid donors, and by global institutions such as the WTO, has led to significant attention being paid to competition and regulatory reforms in developing economies. The process of reform involves the transfer and diffusion of market models derived from practice and theory in developed countries. However, in developing countries, regulation needs to do more than simply promote competitiveness and consumer interests: it also needs to ensure that the market nurtures development. By rigorously examining the numerous impacts of regulation, this book will help to fill a significant gap in the literature on economic and social development. The book draws together contributions from leading experts across a range of disciplines including economics, law, politics and governance, public management and business management. The authors begin with an extensive overview of the issues of regulation and competition in developing countries, and carefully illustrate the important themes and concepts involved. Using a variety of country and sector case studies, they move on to focus on the problems of applicability and adaptation that are experienced in the process of transferring best practice policy models from developed to developing countries. The book presents a clear agenda for further empirical research and is notable for its rigorous exploration of the links between theory and practice. Although there is substantial interest in competition and regulation, as yet there has been relatively little investigation of these issues in developing economies. This book redresses the balance and will be a valuable resource for researchers, academics, teachers and students interested in development economics and development studies. It will also be of great relevance for practitioners and policymakers working in the fields of competition policy and regulatory reform.

Understanding Small-Island Developing States - Fragility and External Shocks (Hardcover): Amelia Santos-Paulino, Mark... Understanding Small-Island Developing States - Fragility and External Shocks (Hardcover)
Amelia Santos-Paulino, Mark McGillivray, Wim Naude
R2,330 Discovery Miles 23 300 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Small island developing states (SIDS) are characterised by high economic, geographical and social vulnerability. These states are perceived as economically vulnerable, exhibiting poor economic performance, and embedding low levels of achieved well-being on most criteria. SIDS, which occupy very large parts of the world, face idiosyncratic development challenges largely owing to their susceptibility to external shocks. Still, these countries are all too often overlooked in the development research literature. Arising from a UNU-WIDER research project, this book provides in-depth research on the international dimensions of SIDS development experiences. Using a wealth of data, as well as case studies, the main topics examined comprise: aid, policies and growth; the costs of neglect, in terms of losses owing to a country falling into the fragile states group, of that country and those in its region; the composition of trade and the impact of external shocks, and the impact of remittances. The studies jointly provide valuable insights for small islands and other developing countries in the pursuit of sustainable growth and development. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Development Studies.

State Growth and Social Exclusion in Tibet - Challenges of Recent Economic Growth (Hardcover, Illustrated edition): Andrew... State Growth and Social Exclusion in Tibet - Challenges of Recent Economic Growth (Hardcover, Illustrated edition)
Andrew Fischer
R980 Discovery Miles 9 800 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This ground-breaking work on the Tibetan economy places development issues within their larger macroeconomic, structural, and regional contexts and will be required reading for scholars, NGO workers and others wishing to understand the transformations gripping the Tibetan areas of China. The most pressing economic challenges relate to the marginalization of most Tibetans from rapid state-led growth. The urban-rural divide plays an important role in this polarized dynamic but only partially explains differences with other Chinese regions, all of which generally exhibit strong spatial inequalities. This book focuses on several further factors that determine the ethnically exclusionary character of current peripheral growth in the Tibetan areas. These include urbanization, immigration, employment and education as key factors underlying structural economic change. The study draws from the analytical framework of social exclusion and is based on extensive use of official Chinese statistics, focusing on the Tibet Autonomous Region and Qinghai but with numerous comparisons to the other provinces. Qualitative insights are also taken from recent fieldwork and secondary sources. This macro focus aims to complement the growing wealth of micro-level studies on Tibet produced from a variety of disciplines.

Global Linkages And Economic Rebalancing In East Asia (Paperback): Shigeyuki Hamori, Takuji Kinkyo, Yoichi Matsubayashi Global Linkages And Economic Rebalancing In East Asia (Paperback)
Shigeyuki Hamori, Takuji Kinkyo, Yoichi Matsubayashi
R1,048 Discovery Miles 10 480 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In the wake of the global financial crisis, leading industrialized countries have managed to show only a gradual recovery, while East Asian economies have surged ahead. In particular, China achieved growth in excess of 10% in 2010 and is expected to continue growing at a rapid pace. It appears that in the coming years, East Asia will play an even greater role as a growth center leading global economic expansion. Following the Asian currency crisis of 1997-98, consumption and investment in the region decreased considerably, and East Asian economies recovered on the strength of exports. Presently, however, amid a less-than-robust recovery in the US and Europe, the sustainability of East Asia's reliance on export-led growth has been called into question. The region's transition to growth based on a balance of foreign and domestic demand is important for both building a stronger foundation for sustainable growth and buttressing global economic expansion. Moreover, the rebalancing of demand in East Asia holds the key to rectifying global current account imbalances - the disadvantage of uneven international capital flows. This unique volume illuminates policy issues involved in the efforts to promote the rebalancing of demand in East Asia.

Malaysian Economics and Politics in the New Century (Paperback, New edition): Colin Barlow, Francis Loh Kok Wah Malaysian Economics and Politics in the New Century (Paperback, New edition)
Colin Barlow, Francis Loh Kok Wah
R628 Discovery Miles 6 280 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Malaysia is one of the fastest growing economies in the world today, and this book reflects current debates about the future directions of the national economy, polity and society in light of the late 1990s watershed period of financial crisis, the arrest of Anwar Ibrahim and the subsequent 1999 general election. Malaysian Economics and Politics in the New Century aims to answer questions about how the economy and society are organized, about how the benefits from economic development are distributed, about government's relations to major national institutions, and about the nature of the political process. With its focus firmly on Malaysia's future, this will be a volume of particular interest to scholars, academics, researchers, business leaders and policymakers involved in the Asian region, and Malaysia in particular.

Urban and Regional Prosperity in a Globalised New Economy (Paperback, New edition): Roger Sugden, Rita Hartung Cheng, G.Richard... Urban and Regional Prosperity in a Globalised New Economy (Paperback, New edition)
Roger Sugden, Rita Hartung Cheng, G.Richard Meadows
R866 Discovery Miles 8 660 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

There is currently a popular view that the world is undergoing profound changes in the fundamental relationships upon which it is organised. In particular, there is widespread talk of a 'globalised' economy, facilitated by and associated with 'new' technologies and practices. There is a further consensus that within this 'globalised', 'new' economy, regionalisation in some form is important. The aim of this volume is to address these topical issues, presenting perspectives from which they can be analysed and exploring specific aspects in greater detail. The contributors provide a framework for understanding current trends, and suggest approaches that highlight appropriate ways forward in the context of both opportunities and dangers. In doing so, they discuss specific cases and explore detailed policy possibilities, including the prospect of stimulating change through multinational engagement and debate. The rigorous analysis and coherent nature of the book will ensure its appeal to researchers and scholars across a wide range of disciplines and topics, including industrial economics, regional science and globalisation.

Culture, Institutions and Economic Development - A Study of Eight European Regions (Paperback, New edition): Michael Keating,... Culture, Institutions and Economic Development - A Study of Eight European Regions (Paperback, New edition)
Michael Keating, John Loughlin, Kris Deschouwer
R690 Discovery Miles 6 900 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Regions are increasingly recognised as a key aspect of economic change in Europe, not merely as geographic spaces but also as social systems. Their history, culture, institutions and patterns of leadership mould the way in which they adapt to European and global competitive challenges. This book reviews the debate surrounding the construction of regions and presents eight case studies to illustrate how they are shaped and reshaped in a variety of different ways. The authors find that while some regions exhibit common patterns, there are significant variations, indicating that there is no definitive model of regional development. This book offers a systematic comparison of eight distinct regions and stateless nations, each with its own historical identity, but which is constantly being rebuilt in changing economic and political conditions. Avoiding economic or cultural determinism, the authors show how region-builders can shape their own responses to global challenges to produce models of development reflecting differing understandings and social compromises. Culture, Institutions and Economic Development will be warmly welcomed by academics within the fields of regional studies, European studies and political science.

Egypt in the Twenty First Century - Challenges for Development (Paperback): M. Riad El-Ghonemy Egypt in the Twenty First Century - Challenges for Development (Paperback)
M. Riad El-Ghonemy
R793 Discovery Miles 7 930 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The book focuses on three main themes: * overpopulation associated with low productivity, unemployment, persistent poverty and weak savings and investment capacity * the post-1950 development strategies and their outcomes * the institutional structures that are constraining economic and political progress. Egypt in the Twenty First Century is a much needed investigation into the long-term economic reform and restructuring and examines the challenges ahead for the country. It provides authoritative analyses from a collection of respected academics and a wealth of new data. It will appeal to all those interested in the political economy of contemporary Egypt. agriculture, industry and political systems.

The Dynamics of Innovation in Eastern Europe - Lessons from Estonia (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Per Hogselius The Dynamics of Innovation in Eastern Europe - Lessons from Estonia (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Per Hogselius
R2,594 Discovery Miles 25 940 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Building strong and dynamic systems of innovation constitutes a key challenge for the post-socialist economies of Central and Eastern Europe. This book develops a strong conceptual and empirical foundation for understanding how such dynamic systems may emerge. The Dynamics of Innovation in Eastern Europe explains, in particular, how this has been possible in the case of the Estonian system of innovation in telecommunications. The book shows that the socialist historical heritage, and in particular inherited competencies, may be used in highly creative ways for generating dynamic innovation in the post-socialist context. It also uncovers the complex and multifaceted ways in which the geographical and cultural proximity to Western Europe can be creatively used as a powerful resource in the pursuit of building systems of innovation in the East. Moreover, the book demonstrates that it is possible for East European systems of innovation to develop highly creative domestic dynamics without necessarily imitating Western systems or styles of innovation. Providing a unique empirical analysis of how systems of innovation undergo far-reaching transformation and change, this book will be of interest to economists and scholars involved in issues relating to innovation, technology, economic development and East-West integration. Policymakers in the EU and in Central and East European countries and practitioners involved in innovation-related activities will also find it of great appeal.

The Divide - A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions (Paperback): Jason Hickel The Divide - A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions (Paperback)
Jason Hickel 1
R215 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R46 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

________________ As seen on Sky News All Out Politics `There's no understanding global inequality without understanding its history. In The Divide, Jason Hickel brilliantly lays it out, layer upon layer, until you are left reeling with the outrage of it all.' - Kate Raworth, author of Doughnut Economics * The richest eight people control more wealth than the poorest half of the world combined. * Today, 60 per cent of the world's population lives on less than $5 a day. * Though global real GDP has nearly tripled since 1980, 1.1 billion more people are now living in poverty. For decades we have been told a story: that development is working, that poverty is a natural phenomenon and will be eradicated through aid by 2030. But just because it is a comforting tale doesn't make it true. Poor countries are poor because they are integrated into the global economic system on unequal terms, and aid only helps to hide this. Drawing on pioneering research and years of first-hand experience, The Divide tracks the evolution of global inequality - from the expeditions of Christopher Columbus to the present day - offering revelatory answers to some of humanity's greatest problems. It is a provocative, urgent and ultimately uplifting account of how the world works, and how it can change for the better.

Health Policy and High-Tech Industrial Development - Learning from Innovation in the Health Industry (Hardcover, illustrated... Health Policy and High-Tech Industrial Development - Learning from Innovation in the Health Industry (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Marco R. Di Tommaso, Stuart O. Schweitzer
R2,434 Discovery Miles 24 340 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Many countries and regions are actively promoting high technology industries as a means of stimulating the economy. The authors point out that these efforts are not only encouraging economic development, but they also reduce an economy's vulnerability to the negative consequences of world trade. By weaving together the fields of health economics, industrial organisation and industrial development, this book describes the benefits of promoting a country's health industry as a way of stimulating its high-technology industrial capacity. The authors illustrate that the development of a country's health industry not only improves the country's health status, but also promotes an industry with relatively stable, high-wage employment, creates the potential for exporting goods and services, and produces scientific spillovers that will favourably impact other high-technology industries. Health Policy and High-Tech Industrial Development will be of great interest to health policy analysts by showing that health policies have broader implications than merely affecting health systems. Health economists should consider the advantages of viewing a country's health system not only as a unique industry that produces both health care and high-technology goods and services, but that also possesses the ability to stimulate development of a broader array of high-technology industries. Development and industrial economists and policymakers will also see the health sector from this different and innovative perspective.

Population Change and Economic Development in East Asia - Challenges Met, Opportunities Seized (Paperback): Andrew Mason Population Change and Economic Development in East Asia - Challenges Met, Opportunities Seized (Paperback)
Andrew Mason
R726 R643 Discovery Miles 6 430 Save R83 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

What role did population change play in East Asia's rapid economic development? A reliable answer to the question is important because the extraordinary economic record of East Asian countries during their high-growth era (1960-90) is central to current development policy debates. This book argues that previous studies have neglected the fundamental ways in which demographic forces have influenced economic growth and regional economic integration. Consequently, the significance of East Asia's remarkable decline in childbearing, the diminished rates of population growth, and the accompanying changes in age structure are not fully appreciated by policymakers.
The fifteen essays in this volume address two broad sets of issues. First, did rapid demographic change contribute to East Asian economic development? Specifically, what aspects of the region's development were influenced by such demographic trends as economic growth, inequality, and the economic status of women? Second, what was the role of population policy in East Asia? What policies and programs were implemented, and which of them achieved their goals? Were demographic outcomes a product only of the region's rapid economic development, or did population policies accelerate the transition to low fertility and slower population growth?
These questions are addressed through a detailed examination of the experience between 1960 and 1990 of six East Asian economies: Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, and Indonesia. The essays compare the countries' distinctive approaches to population policies and examine the important channels through which population change has affected economic development. Among the topics covered are the impact of population on productivity and innovation; economic structure; saving, investment, and international capital flows; international labor migration; human resource development; distribution of income; and the economic status of women.

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