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  1. Latecomer Development

    Innovation and knowledge for economic growth

    By Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Padmashree Gehl Sampath

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    The most important issue for development centres on the debate about the centrality of knowledge, technology and innovation to the process of economic development. While this much is broadly agreed, what is at issue is the precise mechanics of overcoming economic development challenges in different...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Culture, Institutions, and Development

    New Insights Into an Old Debate

    Edited by Jean-Philippe Platteau, Robert Peccoud

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    Does culture matter? This question has taken on added significance since fundamentalist revivalism has recently gained ground in different parts of the world. The old controversy between Max Weber and Karl Marx, which centres around the extent to which cultural factors such as social norms and...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  3. South-South Globalization

    Challenges and Opportunities for Development

    Edited by S. Mansoob Murshed, Pedro Goulart, Leandro A. Serino

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    Two prominent features of the current global economy are the world-wide recession brought about by the recent financial crisis, and the emergence of major economic powers from within the developing world such as Brazil, China and India. The former represents the failure of global regulatory...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Universal Social Safety-Net and the Attack on World Poverty

    Pressing Need, Manageable Cost, Practical Possibilities, Favourable Spillovers

    By Anthony Clunies-Ross, Mozammel Huq

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    The book is concerned with strategy and tactics for directing that small slice of world income into filling the gap. This must be done country by country, on the initiative of each country’s government: with the maximum involvement of its own civil society, and with the rich world also making a...

    Published October 4th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Crisis of Rural Poverty and Hunger

    An Essay on the Complementarity between Market- and Government-Led Land Reform for its Resolution

    By M. Riad El-Ghonemy

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    M. Riad El-Ghonemy argues that if current trends in government-led and market based land reforms persist the rural poor population in developing countries will continue to rise. Based on nearly half a century of academic and field research this valuable work presents compelling evidence on...

    Published September 13th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Microfinance, Debt and Over-Indebtedness

    Juggling with Money

    Edited by Isabelle Guérin, Solène Morvant-Roux, Magdalena Villarreal

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    Although microcredit programmes have long been considered efficient development tools, many forms of debt-induced distress have emerged in their wake. This has brought to light the problem of over-indebtedness, a topic which has been previously underexplored in the literature. This new book, from a...

    Published September 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Private Sector after Communism

    New Entrepreneurial Firms in Transition Economies

    By Vladimir Banacek, Mihaly Laki, Jan Winiecki

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    The transformation of state-owned enterprises into privately owned ones is commonly referred to as 'privatization'. Just as important as this process, though sometimes not given the attention it deserves and requires, is the establishment and expansion of new private firms.This book analyzes new...

    Published August 29th 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Multinational Enterprise in Developing Countries

    Local versus Global Logic

    Edited by Rick Molz, Catalin Ratiu, Ali Taleb

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    A key distinctive feature of Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) as organizations resides in the fact that they span across borders. This exposes them to dissimilar and often unfamiliar social and economic conditions as they venture in foreign countries. MNEs from industrialized economies that are...

    Published June 25th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Essays on Balance of Payments Constrained Growth

    Theory and Evidence

    Edited by John McCombie, Tony Thirlwall

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    There are many theories concerning the relationship between the pace of development and economic growth in different countries. This impressive collection explores the relationship between a country's balance of payments and their rate of economic growth. The evidence and ramifications within the...

    Published December 15th 2012 by Routledge

  10. State-Business Relations and Economic Development in Africa and India

    Edited by Kunal Sen

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    When the state and business interact effectively they can promote a more efficient allocation of scarce resources, appropriate industrial policy and a more effective and prioritised removal of key obstacles to growth, than when the two sides fail to co-operate or engage in harmful collusion. This...

    Published December 14th 2012 by Routledge