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Transition and Growth in Post-Communist Countries - The Ten-Year Experience (Hardcover): Lucjan T. Orlowski Transition and Growth in Post-Communist Countries - The Ten-Year Experience (Hardcover)
Lucjan T. Orlowski
R2,430 Discovery Miles 24 300 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Transition and Growth in Post-Communist Countries documents the first ten years of economic transition in Central and Eastern Europe. It examines economic growth, stabilization policies and the reformation of social safety nets in the formerly communist countries. The analysis is presented by prominent architects of the economic transition who have been directly involved in both designing and implementing the programme of economic reforms. Using theoretical and empirical analyses the volume concludes that the countries which have successfully implemented major programmes of macroeconomic stabilization and institutional restructuring have experienced a much faster growth of national income and wealth than the non-reformers. This authoritative volume will be compelling reading to those interested in emerging market economies, the economics of transition, and international political economy. Researchers, lecturers and students of international macroeconomics and international political relations will also find the book useful.

Regulationist Perspectives on Fordism and Post Fordism (Hardcover): Bob Jessop Regulationist Perspectives on Fordism and Post Fordism (Hardcover)
Bob Jessop
R6,865 Discovery Miles 68 650 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This text is part of a series of five volumes which offers a comprehensive overview of the regulation approach to capitalism and its crisis-tendencies. Edited by a major British contributor to the approach, the volumes contain not only key theoretical and empirical works from French regulationists but also representative work from other regulation schools and scholars. They also feature major critiques of the approach. Topics covered throughout the series include regulationist approaches to the labour process, accumulation regimes (especially Fordism and post-Fordism), modes of social regulation, forms of state intervention, and the crisis tendencies of capitalism. Contributions cover different periods and different countries as well as different sectors and the changing global economy as a whole. The set includes both pioneer works and theoretical innovations and also explores the links between regulationism and other approaches, such as institutionalism, radical geography, critical discourse analysis, and feminism. The contributors include M. Aglietta, R. Boyer, R. Brenner, J. Jenson and L. McDowell.

The Political Economy of Reform in Post-Communist Poland (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Janice Bell The Political Economy of Reform in Post-Communist Poland (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Janice Bell
R2,100 Discovery Miles 21 000 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Ten years after the collapse of communism in Poland, the debate continues over the impact of the transition to a market economy. Whilst few actually say the socialist system could - or should - have been preserved, the path of change has been far from smooth, and has produced both winners and losers in the race to reform. This book assesses the prevailing attitudes of both support and disenchantment among Poles towards transition, in the light of their own experiences. In particular Janice Bell uses statistical indicators on economic well-being, regional voting results and public opinion survey data to analyse the socio-economic influences on patterns of voting behaviour, and finds unemployment to be a crucial denominator. Groundbreaking in its perspective, this study will appeal to all those concerned with the social implications of reform programmes in former communist countries.

The Parisian Regulation School (Hardcover): Bob Jessop The Parisian Regulation School (Hardcover)
Bob Jessop
R6,053 Discovery Miles 60 530 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This text is part of a series of five volumes which offers a comprehensive overview of the regulation approach to capitalism and its crisis-tendencies. Edited by a major British contributor to the approach, the volumes contain not only key theoretical and empirical works from French regulationists but also representative work from other regulation schools and scholars. They also feature major critiques of the approach. Topics covered throughout the series include regulationist approaches to the labour process, accumulation regimes (especially Fordism and post-Fordism), modes of social regulation, forms of state intervention, and the crisis tendencies of capitalism. Contributions cover different periods and different countries as well as different sectors and the changing global economy as a whole. The set includes both pioneer works and theoretical innovations and also explores the links between regulationism and other approaches, such as institutionalism, radical geography, critical discourse analysis, and feminism. The contributors include M. Aglietta, R. Boyer, R. Brenner, J. Jenson and L. McDowell.

Welfare Economics (Hardcover): William J. Baumol, Charles A Wilson Welfare Economics (Hardcover)
William J. Baumol, Charles A Wilson
R18,101 Discovery Miles 181 010 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This major three-volume work contains key papers which reflect the innovation and imagination that has characterised the field of welfare economics during the last 50 years. The selections range from literary treatments to the most advanced mathematical presentation. However, all readers, regardless of their mathematical sophistication or methodological predilections, will find a large number of the papers interesting and worthwhile in giving an overview of the present state of welfare economics and providing guides to the literature specialities of particular interest.

Economic Development and Political Reform - The Impact of External Capital on the Middle East (Hardcover): Bradley Louis Glasser Economic Development and Political Reform - The Impact of External Capital on the Middle East (Hardcover)
Bradley Louis Glasser
R1,967 Discovery Miles 19 670 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The people of the Middle East face puzzling political realities as they enter the new millennium. Robust Western-style democracies have not yet emerged in the Middle East, yet at the same time, many Middle Eastern countries have experienced an important increase in political liberties in the last two decades. Economic Development and Political Reform addresses critical trends in the Middle Eastern political economy in the 1980s and 1990s and builds upon the cross-regional political science literature concerning political and economic reforms in the developing world. The book argues that external capital has had a decisive impact on economic and political development in the region. The author focuses mainly on Turkey, Morocco, Egypt and Kuwait and also considers important developments in other Middle Eastern countries. He demonstrates that Middle Eastern states lacking substantial exogenous revenues - including oil and foreign aid - have experienced severe fiscal crises and have been forced to pursue neo-liberal economic strategies. By contrast, those states with greater exogenous resources have undergone milder economic crises and developed more populist economic models. Providing new theoretical perspectives on Third World political and economic reform, this innovative volume will be of particular interest to political economists, international governmental and developmental organizations, international financial institutions and non-governmental organizations in this region.

Options Markets (Hardcover): George M. Constantinides, A.G. Melliaris Options Markets (Hardcover)
George M. Constantinides, A.G. Melliaris
R17,443 Discovery Miles 174 430 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Options Markets presents an authoritative collection of the most important articles and papers on derivatives published during the last 35 years. These three volumes offer a unique and convenient resource for the reader to review the most important research at the frontier of this rapidly expanding area of financial economics. Topics include the theory, pricing and empirical evidence on equity derivatives, fixed-income derivatives, exotics, real options, numerical methods and risk management. As a comprehensive and integrated collection of articles, Options Markets is an invaluable companion to intermediate and advanced textbooks on derivatives. The historical perspective provided in this collection and the distinctiveness of its articles will appeal to both the applied and the theoretical researcher seeking fresh insights into derivatives.

Knowledge Flows in National Systems of Innovation - A Comparative Analysis of Sociotechnical Constituencies in Europe and Latin... Knowledge Flows in National Systems of Innovation - A Comparative Analysis of Sociotechnical Constituencies in Europe and Latin America (Hardcover)
Roberto Lopez-Martinez, Martinez Roberto Lopez, Andrea Piccaluga
R2,553 Discovery Miles 25 530 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The search for the key to economic growth has proved elusive and contentious. This book uses new empirical evidence to propose an integrated approach for achieving strong industrial and technological capabilities to form the basis for regional and national economic development. The authors use the experiences of countries in Europe and Latin America to show that socio-technical constituencies play a fundamental role in innovation based economic development at both a regional and national level. By blending insights from the industrial cluster and national innovation system approaches with the socio-technical constituencies approach, the authors successfully integrate long standing debates such as agency structure and micro-meso-macro analysis. The work is based both on a theoretical effort to build a new framework for economic growth, and on a number of concrete experiences from a number of countries in Europe and Latin America. Knowledge Flows in National Systems of Innovation will prove essential reading for scholars of innovation, technology and economic development.

Finance, Governance and Economic Performance in Pacific and South East Asia (Hardcover, illustrated edition): David G.... Finance, Governance and Economic Performance in Pacific and South East Asia (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
David G. Dickinson, J.L. Ford, M.J. Fry, Somnath Sen, S. S. Sen
R2,801 Discovery Miles 28 010 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Finance, Governance and Economic Performance in Pacific and South East Asia focuses on key aspects of government policy, financial systems and their links to the economic miracle in Pacific and South East Asia. It also considers the financial crises that have affected those economies and their economic progress. The contributors examine the success of governance in the form of government involvement with the macroeconomy and with the deregulation of markets. Attention is drawn not only to the need for further liberalisation, but also the need to introduce regulatory structures to produce orderly markets. The book includes contributions on financial market opening in developing countries, the impact of FDI on the economic growth of the ASEAN economies, governance, human capital, labour and endogenous growth in Asia Pacific and lessons from the financial crisis as well as an overview of finance, development and growth. This book will be welcomed by those interested in financial economics and reform, the recent Asian crisis, and growth and development in the region.

Liberalization and its Consequences - A Comparative Perspective on Latin America and Eastern Europe (Hardcover): Werner Baer,... Liberalization and its Consequences - A Comparative Perspective on Latin America and Eastern Europe (Hardcover)
Werner Baer, Joseph L. Love
R2,551 Discovery Miles 25 510 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The essays in this volume describe, analyse and compare the achievements and the failures of societies that adopted market-based economies within a democratic polity after a long period of communist rule (Russia and Eastern Europe) or military authoritarianism (Latin America). Together, they also trace the rocky course of liberal economic policies over the whole twentieth century. Area experts from various disciplines seek to establish the extent to which the historical experience of the several countries explains successful transitions as well as the less successful efforts to adapt institutions to the needs of a market economy. The papers further show the dilemmas faced in both Eastern Europe and Latin America in reconciling the efficiency benefits of market economies and the need to achieve or maintain socially acceptable patterns of income distribution among the strata of income receivers. In addition to the essays themselves, comments are provided to further explore specific issues. Researchers and students in economics, economic history, political science and regional studies, and others interested in the economics of transition to a market system will find this comprehensive collection an invaluable resource.

Privatisation in Developing Countries (Hardcover): Paul Cook, Colin Kirkpatrick Privatisation in Developing Countries (Hardcover)
Paul Cook, Colin Kirkpatrick
R12,025 Discovery Miles 120 250 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In recent decades, privatisation has been a key policy instrument in the move to more market-based economic systems in all parts of the developing world. Privatisation, however, has not necessarily been accompanied by an increase in market competition. In recent years, many public utilities have been privatised as monopolies and in addition regulatory systems have been developed to restrict their market power and protect the interests of consumers. These authoritative volumes bring together a collection of important papers that have shed new theoretical and empirical insights into privatisation and regulation and have provided new policy perspectives in relation to developing countries. Privatisation in Developing Countries will appeal to policymakers and researchers at the forefront of economic policy debates in developing countries.

The Economics and Management of Intellectual Property - Towards Intellectual Capitalism (Paperback, New edition): Ove Granstrand The Economics and Management of Intellectual Property - Towards Intellectual Capitalism (Paperback, New edition)
Ove Granstrand
R1,094 R878 Discovery Miles 8 780 Save R216 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This unique book - informed by ten years' research - focuses on intellectual property and charts the global transition towards intellectual capitalism with technology-based corporations as prime movers. The book gives a comprehensive overview of the history and fundamentals of intellectual property as well as a textbook introduction to the field. The book sheds new light on the economics and management of intellectual property in large corporations in Europe, Japan and the US. Special emphasis is given to strategies for the acquisition and commercialization of new technologies, patent strategies and strategies for secrecy and trademark, technology intelligence and corporate management of intellectual property. It includes an in-depth study of leading large corporations in Japan - including Canon, Hitachi, Toshiba and Sony. In conclusion, it explores the possible evolution of intellectual property management towards a distributed intellectual capital management in the context of a wider transition to intellectual capitalism, fueled by new technologies in general and new infocom technologies in particular. The book will have particular appeal to practitioners such as managers, economists, engineers and lawyers as well as students and scholars of industrial organization, economics of innovation and technical change, and management of technology.

Agricultural Policy (Hardcover): Wyn Grant, John T.S. Keeler Agricultural Policy (Hardcover)
Wyn Grant, John T.S. Keeler
R8,672 Discovery Miles 86 720 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Agricultural politics and policy retains a central place in the politics of advanced industrial societies. Governments in most countries continue to subsidize agricultural production and regulate markets for farm commodities. The growth of concern about the environmental impact of agriculture has added a new dimension to the sector's politics. Tensions between the US and the EU over the protection of agriculture remain a major feature. New Zealand offers an interesting example of an experiment with deregulated and liberalized agriculture, while Japanese agriculture continues to be highly protected. All these topics are covered in this two volume set, which brings together the best writing on the subject from leading agricultural economists, political scientists and rural sociologists from across the world.

Surviving Post-Communism - Young People in the Former Soviet Union (Hardcover): Ken Roberts, S.C. Clarke, C Fagan, J. Tholen Surviving Post-Communism - Young People in the Former Soviet Union (Hardcover)
Ken Roberts, S.C. Clarke, C Fagan, J. Tholen
R2,398 Discovery Miles 23 980 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How do young people survive in the era of high unemployment, persistent economic crises and poor living standards that characterise post-communist society in the former Soviet Union? This major original book - written by leading authorities in the field - shows how young people have managed to maintain optimism despite the very severe economic and social problems that beset the countries of the former Soviet Union. In most former Soviet countries the devastating initial shock of market reforms has been followed by precious little therapy. The effects have been most pronounced among young people as only a minority have prospered in the new market economies and inequalities have widened dramatically. Despite an all-round improvement in educational standards, most young people have been unable to obtain proper jobs. Housing and family transitions have been blocked. Uses of free time have shifted massively from the public into the private domain. Few young people have any confidence that their countries' political leaders will engineer solutions. Yet in spite of all this, the majority prefer the new uncertainties, and the merest prospect of the Western way of life, to the old guarantees. They are prepared to give the reforms more time to deliver, but this time is now fast running out. Surviving Post-communism will be an illuminating exposition of the realities of post-communist life for scholars of sociology and transition studies.

The Political Economy of Democratic Institutions (Hardcover): Peter Moser The Political Economy of Democratic Institutions (Hardcover)
Peter Moser
R2,257 Discovery Miles 22 570 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Majority rules are generally unstable and not binding for future voters, and so are insufficient for the required security of a market economy. In this challenging book, Peter Moser argues that stability can be achieved by democratic political institutions limiting the influence of majorities. Peter Moser examines the contribution to stable policy choices of a wide range of political institutions including constitutional rules, the organizational structure of legislatures and administrative and judicial procedures. He contributes new insights about the importance of decision rules in democracies by combining theory with empirical studies. He analyses legislative procedures in the US, the European Union and Switzerland, tests a novel explanation for central bank independence, discusses the implications of political decision rules for regulatory behavior, and provides a concise survey of recent critical research on democratic institutions. This book will be particularly welcomed by public choice scholars as well as other economists and political scientists interested in the role of democratic institutions.

Growth, Employment and Migration in Southeast Asia - Structural Change in the Greater Mekong Countries (Hardcover):... Growth, Employment and Migration in Southeast Asia - Structural Change in the Greater Mekong Countries (Hardcover)
Prema-Chandra Athukorala, Chris Manning, Piyasiri Wickramasekara
R1,968 Discovery Miles 19 680 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This comparative analysis of growth, structural change and labour market dynamics in the Greater Mekong countries (Yunnan Province in China, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar) of Southeast Asia is the first of its kind. It explores economic integration and cooperation, the possibilities for improving the functioning of labour markets and facilitating mutually beneficial labour flows in the region. The book begins with a comparative overview of policy reforms, economic performance and structural changes, focusing on economic relations in the Greater Mekong countries. It then examines the salient features of labour market structures and policies, patterns of cross-border migration, and information systems, paying attention to the similarities and differences between countries. It is especially timely in the context of economic transition from socialist systems in the three Indochina countries, the ongoing policy reforms in Yunnan Province and Myanmar, and in light of the Asian financial crisis in shaping growth trends. The analysis yields policy recommendations for improvement in labour market performance. The book will be of great interest to development and labour economists and those working in the field of Asian studies, as well as to policymakers.

The Economics of Transition in Laos - From Socialism to ASEAN Integration (Hardcover): Yves Bourdet The Economics of Transition in Laos - From Socialism to ASEAN Integration (Hardcover)
Yves Bourdet
R1,971 Discovery Miles 19 710 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Since 1986 Laos has been engaged in radical reform designed to transform its repressed socialist economy into a market economy open to international trade and investment. The Economics of Transition in Laos analyses the successes and failures of economic transition in the context of the institutional and political constraints faced by the reform process. It focuses on the change from a socialist economic system to a market-orientated system, and the transfer from subsistence to market agriculture. Special attention is given to the integration of Laos into the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). The author shows that this integration into ASEAN is likely to be an important determining factor in the transformation of Laos into a successful market economy. This authoritative book, the first of its kind, will prove essential reading to social scientists concerned with Southeast Asia, transition or development issues, and to all those interested in contemporary Indochina.

Privatization and Public Policy (Hardcover): Vincent Wright, Luisa Perrotti Privatization and Public Policy (Hardcover)
Vincent Wright, Luisa Perrotti
R9,753 Discovery Miles 97 530 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Privatization is now a universal practice and is the result of a set of interrelated factors, all of which are explored in this collection. Privatization has also become an academic industry, generating a vast outpouring of books and articles. This authoritative two volume collection, which includes a new introduction by the editors, concentrates on the public policy of privatization, and explores its dimensions by presenting key theoretical and empirical articles. The volumes are also clearly interdisciplinary, bringing together for the first time articles informed by political science, economics and sociology. The collection will be invaluable for both practitioners and academics, especially those involved in the study of applied economics, public policy and political science.

Regional Development in Russia - Past Policies and Future Prospects (Hardcover): Hans Westlund, Alexander Granberg, Folke... Regional Development in Russia - Past Policies and Future Prospects (Hardcover)
Hans Westlund, Alexander Granberg, Folke Snickars
R2,045 Discovery Miles 20 450 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Ten years ago the former Soviet Union was pictured in the West as a monolithic unit governed from Moscow with a firm hand. Today, the geographical area which once constituted the USSR no longer exists and the disparities between regions are increasing all the time. This is the first book to provide an overview of Russia's regional development during the entire Soviet period as well as presenting a penetrating analysis of the array of regional problems facing Russia as we move into the twenty-first century. It analyses factors contributing to cohesion and disintegration in Russia today, stressing the importance of ethnicity, religion and Russian nationalism. In examining regional developments and spatial policy during the Soviet period, the authors reveal a remarkable paradox that the development of heavy industry actually reduced regional inequalities, but as the economy diversified disparities widened. The book is also a document from `the people who were there' - that is, those trying in the circumstances then prevailing to develop regional science which never achieved practical application under central planning. The authors conclude that the development of Russia is increasingly becoming an issue of the development of its regions. This book will be useful for academics working in the areas of transitional economics, economic geography, particularly those interested in long term regional divergence and convergence, and economic history.

The Meltdown of the Russian State - The Deformation and Collapse of the State in Russia (Hardcover): Piroska Mohacsi Nagy The Meltdown of the Russian State - The Deformation and Collapse of the State in Russia (Hardcover)
Piroska Mohacsi Nagy
R1,969 Discovery Miles 19 690 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The economic power of the Russian state has declined to a point where it is no longer able to perform its basic function - maintaining law and order and providing social services. This innovative book proposes that the inherent weaknesses of the post-reform Russian state arose from the manner in which the Soviet Union dissolved combined with the critical role played by President Yeltsin. Piroska Nagy argues that the initial type of reforms undertaken weakened the state even further, perpetuating short-termism, inhibiting competition and promoting asset stripping of its natural resources by the managerial elite. The author compares the experience in Russia with that of other countries in transition including the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and China to discover why they have not seen a similar collapse in the role of the State.

Integration Through Foreign Direct Investment - Making Central European Industries Competitive (Hardcover): Gabor Hunya Integration Through Foreign Direct Investment - Making Central European Industries Competitive (Hardcover)
Gabor Hunya; Foreword by Terutomo Ozawa
R2,404 Discovery Miles 24 040 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book explores whether foreign direct investment (FDI) can contribute to the competitiveness of industries in Central Europe and to narrowing the gap between these transition economies and countries within the European Union. The Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia have attracted substantial FDI since the beginning of their transition to a market economy. Using exhaustive empirical data, the authors demonstrate that foreign investment enterprises in Central Europe have higher allocative efficiency, promote macro- and microeconomic restructuring and foster the restructuring of the manufacturing sector in accordance with the host countries' comparative advantages. The case of Austria is used to demonstrate the possible benefits of FDI. On the other hand, high foreign penetration leads to the concentration of production and exports and makes the economy more vulnerable to external shocks. In addition, there may be unwelcome pressures on economic policy in order to maintain the country's position as a frequented investment target. However, the analysis in this book suggests that, on the whole, economies in transition can become more competitive more rapidly and more profoundly with the help of foreign direct investment. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of international economics, European studies, economies of transition and international business.

The Globalization of Industry and Innovation in Eastern Europe - From Post-Socialist Restructuring to International... The Globalization of Industry and Innovation in Eastern Europe - From Post-Socialist Restructuring to International Competitiveness (Hardcover)
Christian von Hirschhausen, Jurgen Bitzer, Christian Von Hischhausen
R2,554 Discovery Miles 25 540 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In this important book, industrial and enterprise reform over the last decade in Eastern Europe is critically reviewed in light of increasing Eastern integration into the global economy. The authors argue for the further globalization of Eastern European enterprise networks as a condition for recovery and growth in the region. Empirical evidence is provided from five industrial sectors (car industry, telecommunication, shipbuilding, computers, software), including case studies and international comparisons.

Innovation and Technological Change in Eastern Europe - Pathways to Industrial Recovery (Hardcover): Michael Fritsch, Horst... Innovation and Technological Change in Eastern Europe - Pathways to Industrial Recovery (Hardcover)
Michael Fritsch, Horst Brezinski
R1,971 Discovery Miles 19 710 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Research suggests that innovation and technological change are crucial for the economic recovery of the former centrally planned countries in Central and Eastern Europe. This book analyses the development of innovation systems and technology policy in this region from various perspectives, demonstrating not only its importance but also its complexity. Included in the book are discussions on: * the process of transforming the innovation systems in Central and Eastern Europe * a comparison of R&D between `East' and `West' * gradualism versus `Big Bang' as the preferable strategy for reform * innovation at the firm level * productivity and competitiveness * the ability to identify and exploit external knowledge in adopting up-to-date technology The authors conclude that rebuilding innovation systems in Central and Eastern Europe will require considerable time, and that there is no `best practice' or ideal strategy which can be clearly recommended. This book will be warmly welcomed by scholars working in the fields of transition studies, innovation and technology, as well as policy makers involved in designing technology policy in transition economies.

The Formation of a Labour Market in Russia (Hardcover): Simon Clarke The Formation of a Labour Market in Russia (Hardcover)
Simon Clarke
R2,408 Discovery Miles 24 080 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Russian labour market has been hailed by some economists as being `perfectly flexible' because Russia has achieved enormous employment restructuring with minimal unemployment, and by others as plagued by rigidities since pay structures have been frozen, inequality has increased and job creation has been negligible. Such disagreements reflect both the lack of serious research on the formation of a labour market in Russia and the lack of theoretical agreement as to what constitutes a labour market. Simon Clarke addresses these empirical and theoretical issues on the basis of statistical survey and case study data collected within the framework of a large-scale collaborative research programme on the restructuring of labour and employment in Russia. The book reviews the historical context, the statistical data and the theoretical issues before proceeding to a detailed analysis of the development of the labour market in the interaction of the labour market strategies of employers and employees. The Formation of a Labour Market in Russia will be of interest to scholars of transition studies and labour economics, industrial relations specialists and sociologists of labour.

Competition and the World Economy - Comparing Industrial Development Policies in the Developing and Transition Economies... Competition and the World Economy - Comparing Industrial Development Policies in the Developing and Transition Economies (Hardcover)
Francisco C. Sercovich, Choong Yong Ahn, Claudio Frischtak, Mojmir Mrak, Herman Muegge, …
R3,063 Discovery Miles 30 630 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Globalisation has had a major impact on manufacturing competitiveness and industrial development in transitional and developing economies. This up-to-date book critically examines the experience of a wide range of countries, focusing on the policy challenges they face in the new global economy. The rising demand for manufactured goods is causing increased pressure on developing and transitional countries to introduce policies aimed at enhancing productivity, mobilising resources, building capabilities and changing internal structures. Yet policymakers face difficult trade-offs between allocative efficiency and sustainable development. This book begins by looking at key policy issues in manufacturing including international best practices, policy convergence and policy benchmarking. The discussion then moves on to discuss the measurement of manufacturing competitiveness and the policies necessary for companies to compete successfully in the new global economy. The policy recommendations are underpinned through a wide range of case studies from different regions and countries. The book offers policymakers, scholars and researchers a unique perspective, and serves as a comprehensive guide for formulating policies vital for national industrial development and integration into the world economy. It will help those concerned with policy formulation in developing and transitional countries take informed decisions and better cope with the challenges and opportunities of the global economy.

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