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The Role of Natural Resources

Richard Pomfret

in The Central Asian Economies in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182216
eISBN:
9780691185408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182216.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter examines the characteristics of the natural resources that are important for Central Asia. At independence, cotton was the most important commodity export from Central Asia, but cotton ... More


Social and Economic Impact of SEZs in India

Aradhna Aggarwal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077275
eISBN:
9780199081035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077275.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book is a systematic analysis of the special economic zone (SEZ) programme in India. The book highlights the critical importance not just of investment in SEZs but also of investment in the ... More


The Motor of Divergence: High-Wage or Low-Wage Specialization

Michael Storper, Thomas Kemeny, Naji Philip Makarem, and Taner Osman

in The Rise and Fall of Urban Economies: Lessons from San Francisco and Los Angeles

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804789400
eISBN:
9780804796026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789400.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

The specialization of urban regions in different tradable industries is the source of significant differences in wages and income levels. Los Angeles was more specialized than San Francisco in 1970 ... More


Growth, Employment, Diversification, and the Political Economy of Private Sector Development in Zambia

Adriana Cardozo, Gibson Masumbu, Chiwama Musonda, and Gaël Raballand

in Zambia: Building Prosperity from Resource Wealth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199660605
eISBN:
9780191749179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660605.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter demonstrates that in a country like Zambia where rents are important for the economy of the country (due to role of the mining industry), a vicious circle seems to be in place. A lack of ... More


Oil-for-Food Policies?

Eckart Woertz

in Oil for Food: The Global Food Crisis and the Middle East

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199659487
eISBN:
9780191749155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659487.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Chapter 9 concludes and offers a speculative outlook. Food security in Gulf countries is about managing import dependence. Self-sufficiency is no longer an option because of water scarcity. Food ... More


The Economic Resilience and Predicament of Rural Families

Yi Wu

in Negotiating Rural Land Ownership in Southwest China: State, Village, Family

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780824846770
eISBN:
9780824872168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846770.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the economic resilience of the small family farms and the constraints that these farms faced in the post-Mao era. Key features of the family economy, such as managerialism, ... More


The Rural Transformation

Julio A. Berdegué, Tomás Rosada, and Anthony J. Bebbington

in International Development: Ideas, Experience, and Prospects

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199671656
eISBN:
9780191751127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671656.003.0028
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the rural transformation, a process of comprehensive societal change whereby rural societies diversify their economies and reduce their reliance on agriculture; become ... More


Gateway: Revisiting Dubai as a Port City

Mina Akhavan

in The New Arab Urban: Gulf Cities of Wealth, Ambition, and Distress

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479880010
eISBN:
9781479898855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880010.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Dubai has evolved from fishing village into a transportation and logistics world hub with the largest man-made harbor in the world. From the Dubai base, DP World – as the overall operating company is ... More


From Energy to Knowledge? Building Domestic Knowledge-Based Sectors around Hydro Energy in Iceland and Greenland

Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen and Klaus Georg Hansen

in Diplomacy on Ice: Energy and the Environment in the Arctic and Antarctic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300205169
eISBN:
9780300210385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300205169.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Iceland and Greenland share historical and socioeconomic and political conditions as former or present North Atlantic autonomies of the Kingdom of Denmark. As very small natural resource-based ... More


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