This module aims to understand the theoretical and conceptual foundations for studying the processes of industrialisation and firm growth, and examines the challenges of committing to long-term industrial development that provides durable conditions for local firms to grow and attain competitiveness. By investigating the experiences of successful late industrialisers - known as the East Asian Newly Industrialised Countries (NICs) - and in particular, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan - the module explores the constraints and opportunities that today’s emerging economies – both BRICs and non-BRICs - face in developing their industries and firms.
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10 weeks of two hour workshops
Module assessment - more information
One 4,000 word essay (100%)