9781848130272

Industrial Development for the 21st Century

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  • ISBN13:

    9781848130272

  • ISBN10:

    1848130279

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-06-15
  • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS

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Summary

Industrial Development for the 21st century examines the new challenges and opportunities for developing countries arising from globalization, technological change and new international trade rules. It covers the traditional points of entry for late industrializers like textiles and clothing. The book also analyzes the increase in knowledge intensity across all spheres of economic activity, including agriculture and services, which can offer promising development paths for some developing countries. It concludes by addressing the social and environmental aspects of industrial development and examines how policies to promote industrial energy and materials efficiency can have positive impacts on both the environmental and financial performance of firms.

Author Biography

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). Mónica Kjöllerström is a Sustainable Development Affairs Officer at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) in New York.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction: The corporate spread
Why Poor Countries 'Want' the Corporations
The Agri-corporations: From production to trade
Agri-commodities Take their Toll
Health: The poor take the corporate pill
Services
Water: The corporate tap
Services
Tourism: The great illusion
Extracting Logs and Fish
Mining the Poor
Manufactured Goods: Poverty amid the glitz
Energy: No force for the poor
The Corporate Persuaders
Tackling the Power: Corporate by-pass
Conclusion
Notes
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