Leading Sectors and the Take-off

  • W. W. Rostow
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The purpose of this chapter is to clarify the basic economic mechanism which underlies the notion of the take-off — the idea of leading sectors — and to relate the workings of this mechanism to the other conditions required for take-off.


Cotton Textile Foreign Exchange Foreign Trade Capital Formation Sustained Growth 
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© International Economics Association 1963

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. W. Rostow
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  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUSA

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