Originally published in 1986, this book was published at a time when the manufacturing structure of advanced economies was transformed. The growing internationalization of production, the rising power of giant corporations and the increasing rate of technological innovation remain key issues today. The impact of these changes is felt unevenly between regions, shown by huge job losses in some places and high-tech based growth in others. Drawing together contributions from economists, geographers, sociologists and management specialists, the problems facing the declining regions are discussed and analyzed. The book will be of interest to researchers, planners and policymakers concerned with the regional aspects of technological change and industrial restructuring.
Table of Contents
1. The Internationalization of Production, Technological Change, Small Firms and Regional development: An Overview A. Amin and J. B. Goddard 2. The Internationalization of Production and De-Industrialization K. Cowling 3. The Internationalization of Production and Its Implications for the UK A. Amin and I. Smith 4. The Regional Implications of Inward Direct Investment S. Young and D. Stewart 5. The Role of Technical Change in National Economic Development C. Freeman 6. Growth and Structural Change: The role of Technical Innovation M. D. Thomas 7. The Regional Dimension to Technological Change in Great Britain J. Goddard, A. Thwaites and D. Gibbs 8. The Electronics Industry and Regional Development in Britain A. Sayer and K. Morgan 9. Technical change in the Food Industry: The Impact of the Ishida Computer Weigher J. Shutt and B. Leach 10. the Economics of Smaller Businesses: Some Implications for Regional Economic Development D. J. Storey 11. Trends in Small Firm Industrial Relations and their Implications for the Role of the Small Firm in Economic Restructuring J. Curran and J. Stanworth12. High Technology Small Firms and Regional Industrial Growth R. P. Oakey and R. Rotherwell
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