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Title: Industrialization in a developing economy
Author: Peled, M.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3482 3927
Awarding Body: University of Warwick
Current Institution: University of Warwick
Date of Award: 1978
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To escape from national poverty is the principal goal of the Developing Countries. A large number of current national statements of development indicate a growing awareness of the need to pursue plans that are increasingly sensitive to socioeconomic problems. The development of industrial activity is most likely to supply the dynamics and momentum to mobilise the necessary resources to start this escape from poverty. My approach to and proposals for more effective industrial planning, are based on an analysis of the relevant literature, and the comparison and evaluation of a considerable number of national and industrial plans. Part I deals with the ever-increasing gap between the GNP per capita of the Developed and the Developing Countries during the last 100 years. I show that this gap has widened more rapidly between the 1960's and the 1970's. The literature on the industrialisation efforts since the late 1950's is surveyed and the experience gained is assessed. In this way, the major constraints shared by almost all Developing Countries, although varying in background, starting-point and social aspiration, are scrutinized. Part II provides an outline of situations and decisions which directly affect the process of industrialisation in the majority of Developing Countries, while the planning process is broken down into its main elements. Each element is then discussed in accordance with its practical consequences, with the emphasis on overcoming observed difficulties and avoiding mistakes. In attacking the most common issues, I am guided by two principles: firstly, that these situations and issues are indeed the most important and, secondly, that by adequate planning, better practical results can be obtained - provided that the planning principles and their application are kept clear and simple. Planning is not only the design of a desired future, but it means, in its proper sense, taking decisions - and following them up - in order to bring this desired future about. This thesis suggests, therefore, a pragmatic approach which is reinforced by my practical experience over several years in a variety of Developing Countries, where I prepared industrial development plans and industrial studies.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: HD Industries. Land use. Labor