1st Edition

Technological Transformation in the Third World: Volume 1
Asia





ISBN 9780815363286
Published February 7, 2020 by Routledge
342 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1993, this book contains 4 studies on Asia: Bangladesh, India, South Korea and Sri Lanka. The studies reflect 4 different patterns of technological transformation. India, with its large populaiton has made considerable progress but its overall development has been slow until recently. At the other extreme, South Korea which had a very low per capita income in the 1950s registered a quantum leap in technological transformation within a short span of 30 years. The heritage of Bangladesh's past has constrained its progress in overcoming structural weaknesses but in comparison, Sri Lanka displays a very different pattern. The sources used draw upon research in development economics, economic history, technology and studies in general and country studies in particular.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Bangladesh A. A. Abdullah and Atiq Rahman

1. Introduction

2. The Historical Roots of Stagnation

3. The Class Structure and Technology

4. The Agricultural Sector

5. Human Resource and Infrastructure

6. The Cotton Textile Industry

7. Jute Textiles

8. The Fertilizer Industry

9. Rsearch and Development

10. Conclusion

Part 2: India K. K. Subrahmanian

1. Introduction

2. The Economic and Technological Setting

3. Growth of Output and Structural Changes in the Economy

4. Development of Technology-Embodying Inputs

5. Managing the Dynamics of Technological Transformation

6. Concluding Assessment

Part 3: South Korea Linsu Kim

1. Introduction

2. The Economic and Technological Setting

3. Growth of Output and Structural Changes in the Economy

4. Development of Technology-Embodying Inputs

5. Managing the Dynamics of Technological Transformation

6. Concluding Assessment

Part 4: Sri Lanka Wilfred S. Nanayakkara and P. C. Rodrigo

1. Introduction

2. The Economic and Technological Setting

3. Growth of Output and Structural Changes in the Economy

4. Development of Technology-Embodying Inputs

5. Managing the Dynamics of Technological Transformation

6. Concluding Assessment

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Biography

Surendra J. Patel