9780415148276

The Global Restructuring of the Steel Industry: Innovations, Institutions and Industrial Change

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415148276

  • ISBN10:

    0415148278

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-03-16
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

Using case studies from USA, Japan, South Korea, Brazil and India, this work explains how and why the steel industry has shifted from the advanced capitalist countries to the late industrializing countries.

Table of Contents

List of figures
ix(2)
List of tables
xi(2)
Foreword xiii(4)
Acknowledgements xvii
1 The restructuring of the steel industry
1(10)
Introduction
1(1)
Explaining industrial restructuring
2(6)
Outline of chapters
8(3)
2 An institutional interpretation of steel industry restructuring: an analytical framework
11(19)
Introduction
11(1)
The restructuring issue
12(9)
Technology and restructuring: an analytical framework
21(7)
Conclusion
28(2)
3 Technological change and crisis in the American steel industry
30(27)
Introduction
30(7)
Strategic adoption of new innovations
37(6)
The crisis compounded
43(5)
Crisis-inspired restructuring: disinvestment and institutional change
48(7)
Conclusion
55(2)
4 Technological change and rapid industrial development in Japan and South Korea
57(25)
Introduction
57(1)
State-led late industrialization
58(9)
Institutional response to new innovations
67(5)
Excess capacity, maturity, and Japanese restructuring
72(8)
Conclusion
80(2)
5 Technological change and institutional challenges in Brazil, India, and Korea
82(37)
Introduction
82(1)
State-led capitalist industrialization
83(5)
Overcoming structural dependence
88(7)
Institutional challenges to industrial restructuring
95(14)
Technology diffusion and capability in Brazil, India, and Korea
109(8)
Conclusion: institutional capacity and industrial restructuring
117(2)
6 Technological change and the internationalization of the steel industry
119(21)
Introduction
119(1)
US imports and the changing international division of labor
120(5)
Cost of production and labor productivity
125(3)
Global realignments in the steel industry
128(9)
Conclusion
137(3)
7 Innovations, enterpreneurial breakthroughs, and industry restructuring
140(29)
Introduction
140(1)
The emergence of minimills
141(7)
Technological breakthroughs in the non-integrated steelmaking process
148(7)
The diffusion of new technologies and restructuring
155(10)
Conclusion: new technologies and industrial restructuring
165(4)
8 Interpreting technological change and industrial restructuring
169(15)
Introduction
169(1)
Restructuring and capitalist industrialization
170(3)
Institutional change and restructuring
173(4)
Technology, strategy, and the international division of labor
177(5)
Conclusion
182(2)
Notes 184(16)
Appendix: institutions visited and/or contacted for data collection 200(2)
Bibliography 202(20)
Index 222

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