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Industry and Construction

  • J. Wilczynski

Abstract

The Comecon countries’ approach to economic development and technology in general cannot be properly understood without appreciating their determination to pursue industrialization. In the leading Western countries the process of industrial development was essentially an outcome of historical accidents, private initiative and a variety of favourable circumstances. Although governments — to varying extents in different countries — fostered the establishment and growth of manufacturing, their actions were often a result of pressure by influential groups or were conditioned by goals of limited scope. On the other hand, the Socialist policies have been more determined and systematic, pursued on a planned basis and guided not only by current needs but also by long-run objectives of a broader economic, social and political nature.

Keywords

Industrial Output Capitalist Country United Nations Industrial Development Organization Monthly Bulletin Standard International Trade Classification 
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Notes

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© J. Wilczynski 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Wilczynski
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Central School of Planning and StatisticsWarsawPoland
  2. 2.R.M.C.University of New South WalesDuntroonAustralia

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