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The Rise of “The Rest”: Challenges to the West From Late-Industrializing Economies

Alice Amsden


After a century of struggle, a dozen non‐Western countries with pre‐Second World War manufacturing experience succeeded in entering the orbit of modem industry. The rise of ‘the rest’ was historically unprecedented. For the first time, countries without the competitive asset of proprietary, pioneering technology became economic powers. How industrialization among these prime latecomers succeeded, why it followed a novel path, and what some countries did to advance farther than others are the questions this book addresses. The same seed was contained in the rise of all the rest, a seed that had ... More

Keywords: Argentina, Asia, Brazil, Chile, China, globalization, government control, India, Indonesia, industrialization, investment, late industrialization, Latin America, Malaysia, Mexico, Middle East, NAFTA, newly industrialized countries, South Korea, Taiwan, technology, Thailand, Turkey

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780195139693
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195139690.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alice Amsden, author
Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT
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