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Industrial Development for the 21st Century by David O'Connor
Book DescriptionWith very few exceptions, industrial development has been central to the process of structural transformation which characterises economic development. Industrial Development for the 21st century examines the new challenges and opportunities arising from globalization, technological change and new international trade rules. The first part focuses on key sectors with potential for developing countries, focussing on two key themes. First, traditional points of entry for late industrializers - like textiles and clothing - have become even more intensely competitive than ever before, requiring more innovative adaptive strategies for success. Second, countries now recognize that manufacturing does not exhaust the opportunities for producing high value-added goods and services for international markets. Knowledge intensity is increasing across all spheres of economic activity, including agriculture and services, which can offer promising development paths for some developing countries. The final section addresses social and environmental aspects of industrial development. Labour-intensive, but not necessarily other patterns of industrial development can be highly effective in poverty reduction though further industrial progress may be less labour-intensive. A range of policies can promote industrial energy and materials efficiency, often with positive impacts on firms' financial performance as well as the environment. Promoting materials recycling and reuse is an effective, if indirect means of conserving resources. Finally, the growth of multinational interest in corporate social responsibility is traced, with consideration given to both the barriers and opportunities this can pose for developing country enterprises linked to global supply chains.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781848130272
(234mm x 153mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - David O'Connor
David O'Connor is Chief of the Policy Integration and Analysis Branch of the United Nations Division for Sustainable Development in the Department for Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). Before joining the UN, he worked for a decade and a half at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Development Centre in Paris. Monica Kjollerstrom is a Sustainable Development Affairs Officer at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) in New York. Prior to that, she worked for the Agricultural Development Unit of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), in Santiago, Chile. Before joining the United Nations, Ms. Kjollerstrom worked for the Embassy of Portugal in the United States as deputy economic counselor and as a researcher at the Portuguese Ministry of Planning.
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