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Labour-intensive industrialization in global history

Austin, Gareth and Sugihara, Kaoru, eds. (2013) Labour-intensive industrialization in global history. Routledge explorations in economic history. Routledge, Abingdon, UK. ISBN 9780415455527

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This volume calls for a major rethinking of our understanding of industrialization for global history, by bringing the East Asian experience of ‘labour-intensive’ industrialization into focus and, thereby, reinterpreting both the western experience of ‘capital-intensive’ industrialization and the equally distinctive experiences of countries in other regions of Asia and in Africa and Latin America. We argue that the absorption of labour into ‘labour-intensive’ industries, both traditional and modern, and the improvement of the quality of labour formed a central mechanism of global diffusion of industrialization. This volume presents a discussion on the significance of labour-intensive industrialization by leading economic historians engaged in the development of synthesizing theses and/or specializing in relevant regions, and seeking to foster the new academic dialogue on global economic history.

Item Type: Book
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Additional Information: © 2013 Routledge
Divisions: Economic History
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD2329 Industrialization
JEL classification: N - Economic History > N0 - General
N - Economic History > N3 - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Income, and Wealth
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O14 - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2009 10:35
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2021 23:15

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