Structural Change and Industrial Development in the BRICS

ISBN : 9780198725077

Wim Naude; Adam Szirmai; Nobuya Haraguchi
528 Pages
167 x 240 mm
Pub date
Jul 2015
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The global economy has been irrevocably changed by the dramatic economic rise of their five countries collectively referred to as the BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. This book plots their rise and provides a unique analysis of the patterns of structural change that has accompanied the development of these countries. Focusing particularly on the manufacturing sector as a potential engine of growth, it asks how and why did the manufacturing sector emerge in these countries, what accounts for the spectacular manufacturing success of China, what are the differences between the experiences, including successes and failures of the BRICS, and what lessons are there for the industrial policies that many other countries are today trying to implement?


1: Wim Naude, Adam Szirmai and Nobuya Haraguchi: Introduction and Overview PART I: COMPARATIVE ANALYSES 2: Nobuya Haraguchi and Gorazd Rezonja: Structural Change in the BRICS' Manufacturing Industries 3: Gjalt de Vries, Abdul Erumban, Marcel Timmer, Ilya Voskoboynikov, and Harry X. Wu: Deconstructing the BRICs: Structural Transformation and Aggregate Productivity Growth PART II: COUNTRY EXPERIENCES 4: Justin Jifu Lin and Miaojie Yu: Industrial Upgrading and Poverty Reduction in China 5: Ximing Yue: Structural Change, Employment, and Poverty Alleviation in China 6: Boris Kuznetsov, Andrei Yakovlev, and Vladimir Gimpelson: The Manufacturing Sector in Economic Development, Employment, and Incomes: The Case of Russia 7: Renato Perim Colistete and Dante Mendes Aldrighi: Industrial Growth and Structural Change: Brazil in a Long-Run Perspective 8: Aradhna Aggarwal Delhi and Nagesh Kumar: Structural Change, Industrialisation and Poverty Reduction: The Case of India 9: David Ellis Kaplan: The Structure and Performance of Manufacturing in South Africa PART III: THEMATIC PERSPECTIVES 10: Fred Nixson: The Dynamics of Global Value Chain Development: A BRICS Perspective 11: Ruth Rama: Foreign Multinational Enterprises in the Food and Beverages Industries of BRICS 12: Wim Naude, Adam Szirmai and Alejandro Lavopa: Industrialisation and Technological Change in the BRICS: The Role of Foreign and Domestic Investment 13: Yanyun Zhao and Siming Liu: Investment, Technological Change and Industrial Development: The Case of China 14: John Weiss: Internal and External Demand and Manufacturing Development in BRICS 15: Michiko Iizuka, Isabel Maria Bodas Freitas, and Eva Dantas: The Diffusion of Renewable Energy Technologies in BRICS 16: Michele Di Maio: Industrial policy in the BRICS: Similarities, Differences and Future Challenges PART IV: CONCLUSION 17: Wim Naude, Adam Szirmai, and Nobuya Haraguchi: Conclusion

About the author: 

Wim Naude holds the Chair in Business and Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets at the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics. He is also Dean of the Maastricht School of Management and a Research Fellow at IZA, the Institute for the Study of Labour, in Bonn, Germany. A graduate of the University of Warwick, he was previously Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT in Maastricht, Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER in Helsinki, Professor and Director of Research at North-West University in South Africa and Research Officer at the Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford. ; Adam Szirmai is Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT and Professor of Development Economics at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance of Maastricht University. His research focuses on structural change, innovation and long-term economic development in developing countries. Jointly with Wim Naude and Micheline Goedhuys he is editor Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Development published by Oxford University Press in 2011 and with Wim Naude and Ludovico Alcorta editor of Pathways to Industrialization in the 21st Century published by Oxford University Press in 2013. A second edition of his textbook Socio-Economic Development is to be published by Cambridge University Press in 2015.; Nobuya Haraguchi is Industrial Research Officer at the Research, Statistics and Industrial Policy branch of UNIDO in Vienna. He led a research team for the production of UNIDO Industrial Development Report 2013, Sustaining Employment Growth: The Role of Manufacturing and Structural Change. He has published widely on structural change, patterns of manufacturing and industrial policy and practice. Before joining UNIDO, he taught macroeconomics at St. John's University in the United States. He holds a PhD from the University of London.

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