ABSTRACT

Originally published in 1993, this book contains 4 studies on Asia: Bangladesh, India, South Korea and Sri Lanka. The studies reflect 4 different patterns of technological transformation. India, with its large populaiton has made considerable progress but its overall development has been slow until recently. At the other extreme, South Korea which had a very low per capita income in the 1950s registered a quantum leap in technological transformation within a short span of 30 years. The heritage of Bangladesh's past has constrained its progress in overcoming structural weaknesses but in comparison, Sri Lanka displays a very different pattern. The sources used draw upon research in development economics, economic history, technology and studies in general and country studies in particular.

part |58 pages

Bangladesh

chapter I|5 pages

Introduction

ByA.A. Abdullah, Atiq Rahman

chapter II|3 pages

The historical roots of stagnation

ByA.A. Abdullah, Atiq Rahman

chapter III|2 pages

The class structure and technology

ByA.A. Abdullah, Atiq Rahman

chapter IV|6 pages

The agricultural sector

ByA.A. Abdullah, Atiq Rahman

chapter V|4 pages

Human resource and infrastructure

ByA.A. Abdullah, Atiq Rahman

chapter VI|6 pages

The cotton textile industry 16

ByA.A. Abdullah, Atiq Rahman

chapter VII|3 pages

Jute textiles

ByA.A. Abdullah, Atiq Rahman

chapter VIII|5 pages

The fertilizer industry

ByA.A. Abdullah, Atiq Rahman

chapter IX|4 pages

Research and development

ByA.A. Abdullah, Atiq Rahman

chapter X|3 pages

Conclusion – what kind of technological transformation do we need?

ByA.A. Abdullah, Atiq Rahman

chapter XI|13 pages

Appendix

ByA.A. Abdullah, Atiq Rahman

part |85 pages

India

chapter I|5 pages

Introduction

ByK.K. Subrahmanian

chapter II|5 pages

The economic and technological setting

ByK.K. Subrahmanian

chapter III|28 pages

Growth of output and structural changes in the economy

ByK.K. Subrahmanian

chapter IV|20 pages

Development of technology – embodying inputs

ByK.K. Subrahmanian

chapter V|16 pages

Managing the dynamics of technological transformation

ByK.K. Subrahmanian

chapter VI|7 pages

Concluding assessment

ByK.K. Subrahmanian

part |49 pages

South Korea

chapter I|2 pages

Introduction

ByLinsu Kim

chapter II|4 pages

The economic and technological setting

ByLinsu Kim

chapter III|12 pages

Growth and structural changes in the economy

ByLinsu Kim

chapter IV|11 pages

Development of technology – embodying inputs

ByLinsu Kim

chapter V|8 pages

Managing the dynamics of technological transformation 6

ByLinsu Kim

chapter VI|7 pages

Concluding assessment

ByLinsu Kim

part |124 pages

Sri Lanka

chapter I|2 pages

Introduction

ByW.S. Nanayakkara, P.C. Rodrigo

chapter II|6 pages

The economic and technological setting

ByW.S. Nanayakkara, P.C. Rodrigo

chapter III|14 pages

Growth and structural changes in the economy

ByW.S. Nanayakkara, P.C. Rodrigo

chapter IV|31 pages

Development of technology – embodying inputs

ByW.S. Nanayakkara, P.C. Rodrigo

chapter V|58 pages

Managing the dynamics of technological transformation

ByW.S. Nanayakkara, P.C. Rodrigo

chapter VI|4 pages

Concluding assessment

ByW.S. Nanayakkara, P.C. Rodrigo

chapter VII|4 pages

Appendix Tables

ByW.S. Nanayakkara, P.C. Rodrigo