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Small-scale Production - Strategies for Industrial Restructuring (Hardcover) Loot Price: R634
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Small-scale Production - Strategies for Industrial Restructuring (Hardcover): Henk Thomas, Francisco Uribe-Echevarria, Henny...

Small-scale Production - Strategies for Industrial Restructuring (Hardcover)

Henk Thomas, Francisco Uribe-Echevarria, Henny Romijn

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The bleak employment opportunities faced by so many countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and indeed Eastern Europe, suggest the need for a more employment-intensive path of development in the future. Achieving this will entail, in one way or another, a large contribution by small-scale production units. It is obvious for instance, that huge numbers of people may have no other option but to engage in small-scale production as entrepreneurs, self-employed persons, "disguised wage-workers", and so on. At the least, this can give them a survival opportunity. Ideally, the promotion of small-scale production should open the door to the restructuring of industry and ultimately to industrial growth through improvement in technology and productivity. In policy design and research, a "revival versus survival" dilemma has thus become a fundamental issue. Special emphasis is paid to aspects of small-scale industrial development that have received insufficient attention up to now - spatial analysis, labour and work, the role of technology, and the involvement of non-government development organizations as an important category of support organizations for small and micro-enterprises. The case studies represent six important dimensions of the developmental contexts that are found around the world: India (comprehensive policy design and implementation), Indonesia (rapid economic development and structural transformation), Ghana (structural adjustment policies), Colombia (short-run economic cycles), Yugoslavia (transformation of industrial organization), and Hungary (ill-conceived bureaucratic interventions).

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