IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/ebl/ecbull/eb-06o00001.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Technological advances and industrial characteristics:Some evidence from developed and developing countries

Author

Listed:
  • Ram Upendra Das

    () (Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS))

Abstract

The need of technological advances for competitiveness is rather well known. However, the structural impacts of technological improvements on unemployment remain largely unexplored in the existing literature. The paper analyses the complex interlinkages among technological adaptation, labour productivity gains and scale expansion. It highlights the two opposing effects of technological improvements and labour productivity on employment. The paper demonstrates the role of scale expansion both through the logic and empirical findings. It is argued that to achieve positive employment effects of technological modernization, via productivity gains and scale expansion, a greater degree of global trade and investment integration is needed. It also highlights the need for strengthening labour productivity and wage rate linkages to simultaneously address the supply and demand side effects of technology on economic growth. In nutshell, the paper argues for building on the new growth theories.

Suggested Citation

  • Ram Upendra Das, 2007. "Technological advances and industrial characteristics:Some evidence from developed and developing countries," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 15(4), pages 1-13.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-06o00001
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.accessecon.com/pubs/EB/2007/Volume15/EB-06O00001A.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Leontief, Wassily & Duchin, Faye, 1986. "The Future Impact of Automation on Workers," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780195036237.
    2. Paus, Eva A. & Robinson, Michael D., 1997. "The implications of increasing economic openness for real wages in developing countries, 1973-1990," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 25(4), pages 537-547, January.
    3. Petit, Pascal, 1993. "Employment and technical change," CEPREMAP Working Papers (Couverture Orange) 9330, CEPREMAP.
    4. Lucas, Robert Jr., 1988. "On the mechanics of economic development," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 22(1), pages 3-42, July.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Ram Upendra Das, 2011. "Regional Trade-FDI-Poverty Alleviation Linkages – Some Analytical and Empirical Explorations," Chapters, in: Ulrich Volz (ed.), Regional Integration, Economic Development and Global Governance, chapter 7, Edward Elgar Publishing.

    More about this item

    Keywords

    Economic Development;

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-06o00001. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (John P. Conley). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.