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WP/43 Emerging Patterns of Manufacturing Structural Change

In the past, research on changes in relative importance among broad three sectors—agriculture, industry, and service—showed general patterns of a country’s structural transformation along with economic development. However, there has been devoid of empirical studies investigating in the structural change within the manufacturing sector, which often plays a role of the engine in economic growth. Our analysis looks into the evolution of production structures prevailing at certain development stages while controlling for country-given characteristics such as size, resource endowments, and others. This can provide an industrial policy framework for structural change facilitation that can lead to sustained economic development in the long-run.
Publisher:
UNU-WIDER
Series:
WIDER Working Paper
Volume:
2011/43
Title:
WP/43 Emerging Patterns of Manufacturing Structural Change
Authors:
Nobuya Haraguchi and Gorazd Rezonja
Publication date:
August 2011
ISBN 13 Web:
978-92-9230-410-2
Copyright holder:
© UNU-WIDER
Copyright year:
2011
Keywords:
industrial development, growth, industrial policy, manufacturing development patterns, comparative advantage
JEL:
C23, L6, O14, O25
Project:
Promoting Entrepreneurial Capacity
Sponsor:
UNU-WIDER gratefully acknowledges the financial contributions to the research programme by the governments of Denmark (Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Finland (Ministry for Foreign Affairs), Sweden (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency—Sida) and the United Kingdom (Department for International Development—DFID).
Format:
online
 
This study has been prepared within a joint project of UNU-MERIT, UNU-WIDER, and UNIDO on Pathways to Industrialization in the 21st Century: New Challenges and Emerging Paradigms.

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