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Industrialization in an age of globalization: some comparisons between East and South East Asia and Latin America

  • John Weiss
  • Hossein Jalilian
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    The contrast between industrial experience in East and South East Asia and Latin America is dramatic. Whilst a first generation of newly industrialized economies in East Asia grew rapidly on the basis of manufacturing expansion, the longer-established industries of Latin America have performed relatively poorly by most indicators. This paper utilizes data from UN and World Bank databases to assess relative performance since the early 1980s. It shows that whilst there is some evidence of modest catch-up in efficiency terms for Latin America in the 1990s, this is not enough to make serious inroads into the loss of international competitiveness experienced by the region in earlier decades.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Oxford Development Studies.

    Volume (Year): 32 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 283-307

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