One of the dominant debates concerning industrial policy in the Third World relates to the role of liberalization in improving industrial performance. This book contributes to the discussion by using unique firm-level data from the engineering industries in India and South Korea to chart the evolution of firms and industries during the liberalization process of the 1980s. By choosing contrasting case studies of the effects of liberalization on industrial performance, the authors draw lessons on the nature, timing and extent of state intervention required to foster internationally competitive firms in developing countries.
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`Represents a valuable and significant contribution in the field of comparative industrial development studies. First of all, by choosing a micro-level comparison as its point of departure, the book gives solid and new insights into the working of the engineering industry in India and South Korea under different industrialisation models. Second, the book moves beyond a narrow national focus, just as it yields new insights into the length of the learning period of industries by showing that becoming an `adult' firm in most cases takes not a few years but often 10-20 years. Third, the authors convincingly show how the inward-looking development model of the 1950s and 1960s has become unviable in the present globalised world economy. Finally, the book enriches the present debate on liberalisation and makes clear that these policies cannot be "Taylorised" but have to be "custom-made".
It should also be stressed tha the two authors have succeeded in organizing empirical material from India and South Korea in a way which gives a high degree of coherence to the book. The book is not just relevant for people interested in the engineering industry, but is highly recommended to be read by a broad range of readers being interested in the role of state policies in relation to internaional "catching" or "keeping up"' - The European Journal of Development ResearchContenuti:
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
Scope and Outline
Review of the Main Issues
PART TWO: GOVERNMENT POLICY FOR THE KOREAN AND INDIAN ENGINEERING INDUSTRIES
Government Policy and the Korean Engineering Industry
Government Policy and the Indian Engineering Industry
PART THREE: A MICRO-LEVEL ANALYSIS OF FOUR INFANT INDUSTRIES IN KOREA AND INDIA
Plate Heat Exchangers
PART FOUR: GENERALISATIONS, SYNTHESIS AND POLICY CONCLUSIONS
Liberalisation and Performance of the Indian and Korean Engineering Industries
Synthesis and Policy Conclusions
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Descrizione libro SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd, 1994. Condizione libro: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Codice libro della libreria 3827453
Descrizione libro Sage Pubns, Thousand Oaks, California, U.S.A., 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. 253 pages. Clean hardback in dust wrapper. (All our books are sent securely packaged in cardboard) Liberalization and Industrial Development in the Third World: A Comparison of the Indian and South Korean Engineering Industries. Codice libro della libreria 050133