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Electronics-based automation technologies and the onset of systemofacture: Implications for Third World industrialization

Kaplinsky, Raphael (1985). Electronics-based automation technologies and the onset of systemofacture: Implications for Third World industrialization. World Development, 13(3) pp. 423–439.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0305-750X(85)90139-1
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Abstract

This paper considers the implications of emergent best-practice techniques for Third World industrial strategies. These new techniques are described in historical context, and are considered to consist of two major developments. These are the adoption of systemic, electronics-based automation technologies, and the adoption of Japanese-style just-in-time production techniques. The implications for Third World industrialization are considered in four major areas, namely: policies concerning technological diffusion; networking and infrastructure; skill acquisition; and the role of design in comparative advantage.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 1985 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
ISSN: 0305-750X
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
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Item ID: 11050
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Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2008 20:55
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2014 08:38
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/11050
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