Manufacturing and Investment Around the World: An International Survey of Factors Affecting Growth & Performance

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Industrial Systems Research, 2011 - Economic development - 102 pages
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Manufacturing and Investment around the World: An International Survey of Modernization and Development

This book is a comprehensive cross national examination of modernization and development in manufacturing. The focus is on the nature and sources of the important variations that occur internationally in growth, competitiveness, and attractiveness to foreign direct investors. The study begins with an overview of existing published research on general manufacturing development before turning to particular key aspects. It compares production and investment in a range of Western and non-Western countries. It also presents case studies of growth and performance in major industries and sectors.


1. Manufacturing and Investment Around the World: Introduction and Overview

2. Manufacturing Growth and Performance: a Review of Research Findings

3. Manufacturing in Western Countries: International Comparisons

4. Manufacturing in Non-Western Countries: International Comparisons

5. International Trade, Markets, and Demand Trends

6. Finance and Investment in Manufacturing

7. Industrial Manufacturing Facilities and Services

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