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Export Success and Industrial Linkages

The Case of Readymade Garments in South Asia

Authors: Khan, S.

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About this book

This book uses an analysis of the garment industry in South Asia to uphold the predictions of neo-classical economic trade theory, but suggest that there is little to learn from it about business, structural, and institutional practices or critical linkages and partnerships.

About the authors

SHAHRUKH RAFI KHAN is currently a visiting professor of economics at Mount Holyoke College, USA. He has formerly taught at the University of Utah and Vassar College.

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"Moving beyond the theoretical grandstanding that has characterized the study of industrial development for years, this book provides a detailed and unbiased picture of how industries really develop, using the case of the textiles and ready-made garment industry in South Asia. It is historically well-informed, empirically well-grounded, and theoretically intelligent, especially given that the country studies have all been done by undergraduate students. It is highly recommended." - Ha-Joon Chang, University of Cambridge, author of Kicking Away the Ladder and Bad Samaritans

"This book looks at first glance to be a narrow study of the ready-made garment industry in several South Asian countries. Do not be decieved. The empirics illuminate some of the biggest issues of world development - including how countries come to specialize (not just what they specialize in), how different types of industrial policies actually work to change investment patterns, and even, what are the chances of rapid industrial upgrading by firms and economies at the lower ends of global value chains." - Robert Wade, Professor of Political Economy, London School of Economics, and Winner of Leontief Prize in Economics, 2008


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Research Question, Conceptual Framework, and Background

    Khan, Shahrukh Rafi (et al.)

    Pages 3-24

  • The Textile and Readymade Garment Industry in South Asia: A Brief History and Reemergence

    Khan, Shahrukh Rafi (et al.)

    Pages 25-40

  • The Readymade Garment Sector in Bangladesh

    Khan, Shahrukh Rafi (et al.)

    Pages 43-56

  • The Readymade Garment Sector in India

    Khan, Shahrukh Rafi (et al.)

    Pages 57-82

  • The Readymade Garment Sector in Nepal

    Khan, Shahrukh Rafi (et al.)

    Pages 83-97

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-62212-8
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Hardcover $115.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-60850-4
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $110.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-37551-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Export Success and Industrial Linkages
Book Subtitle
The Case of Readymade Garments in South Asia
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Shahrukh Rafi Khan
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-62212-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230622128
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-60850-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-37551-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 191
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