This important and accessible book focuses on the problems confronting public authorities in transitional economies. It is based on a large, diversified and first-hand body of empirical research, which is analysed in terms of mainstream industrial economic theory.
A distinguished group of authors explores the long-term prospects for industrial growth, the accumulation of technology and the overall framework of economic restructuring and industrial reform. They cover the role of government in emerging market economies and agencies such as the Treuhandanstalt in Germany. They also trace other major issues such as restructuring and privatization, industrial strategy and trade policy, tax reform and incomes policy and productivity growth.
Industrial Economics for Countries in Transition will be essential reading for policymakers in developing countries and will also appeal to students and economists concerned with economic and industrial development.
Edited by Philippe R. Scholtes, UNIDO Representative in Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam
Contents: Foreword Part I: General Issues on Economic Reforms and Industrial Restructuring in Transition Countries 1. Long-Term Perspectives on Economic Reform and Industrial Restructuring (G.C. Rodrigo) 2. Eastern European Lessons on Economic Restructuring: A Synthesis of the Literature (K. Gatsios) 3. Restructuring of Public Enterprises and Privatization (N. Gokgur) 4. Institututional Support to Restructuring: The Treuhandanstalt in Germany (C. Luft) 5. Economic Reforms, Industrial Restructuring and Multi-Agent Decision-Making (P.R. Scholtes) 6. Capital Inflows and Technology Transfers in Developing Countries (P.R. Scholtes) Part II: Prospects for Industrial Development in the Red River Delta (Viet Nam): A Case-Study (P.R. Scholtes, H. Nguyen Thanh) 7. Premises 8. Overall Policy, Regulatory and Institutional Framework 9. Resource Base and Current Manufacturing Patterns in the Red River Delta 10. Prospects for Manufacturing Growth in the Red River Delta: Elements of Strategic Planning 11. Proposals for a Programme of Action 12. Concluding Remarks Index