Small-scale Production: Strategies for Industrial Restructuring

H Thomas, JF Uribe-Echevarria, HA Romijn

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The book reviews the policy issues of the 'revival versus survival' dilemma of small-scale, labour-intensive and mostly informal production.It elaborates on the development of thought with respect to policy involvement in this field. New theory is developed in a number of directions which till now have been given insufficient attention. The spatial dimension is examined since small-scale production can be highly unevenly distributed in a country. Labour theory concentrates on the complex relationships of employment in wider labour markets. The debate on technology for small-scale production is reviewed and lastly, the role of non-gevernmental organizations is precisely defined. Case studies on India, Indonesia, Ghana, Colombia, Yugoslavia and Hungary place small-scale production in the perspective of national developement and transformation. Thus, in a global perspective different dimensions of the national policy context are highlighted.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages294
Publication statusPublished - 1991

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