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The Industrial Geography of Israel - Yehuda Gradus

The Industrial Geography of Israel

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1993
ISBN: 9780415021562
Number Of Pages: 272

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Israel's industrial geography is unique. The continuing Arab-Israeli conflict has been a primary force behind government intervention in settlement patterns, and has led to a major effort to disperse industry. The geopolitical situation has also encouraged a policy of attempted self-reliance, especially for defence purposes. These factors, combined with an abundant human capital, have given Israeli high-technology industries a special place in the international division of labour. The absorption of waves of mass immigration has influenced industrial development. Rural industrialisation, mainly by the Kibbutz (communal settlement) movement, is another unique feature.
The Industrial Geography of Israel presents a comprehensive overview of industrial spatial development of Israel from the Ottoman era to present times, evaluating industrial dispersal policy, corporate geography, high-technology industries, entrepreneurship and rural industrial development. The spatial development of Israeli industry is set within the broader context of Israel's political and economic development and of global economic change, as well as theories of industrial location and regional planning and development.

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..."an overview of the industrial spatial development of Israel from the Ottoman era to the present day...." -"Shofar "The spatial development of Israeli industry is set within the braoder context of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the Middle East as a whole." -"Shofar

List of figures
List of tables
The Industrial geography of Israel: An introduction
General Backgroundp. 1
Israel Industry: Background and Role in the Economyp. 8
The evolution of the industrial geography of Israel until 1973
Industrial Evolution in Israel: General Argumentsp. 27
The Pre-Statehood Rootsp. 34
Early Crystallisation of the Israeli Spatial Industrialisation Policy, 1948-55p. 51
The Great Push Forward: Industrialisation of the Development Towns, 1956-67p. 56
The Post-1967 Crossroadsp. 72
The industrial geography of Israel in a period of economic stagnation
Changing Realities of the 1970s and 1980sp. 79
Measuring the Effectiveness of Industrial Dispersal Policy: A Quantitative Assessmentp. 83
Stagnation of the Industrial Base in the Periphery and the Case for Diversificationp. 91
Inertia and Incremental Change: An Evaluation of the Incentives for Industrial Dispersalp. 98
Corporate Geography and the Crisis in the Federation of Labour Enterprisesp. 113
The Emerging Geography of High-Technology Industriesp. 124
The Re-Emergence of Local Development Strategiesp. 157
The Local Entrepreneurship Optionp. 169
Rural Industrialisation in Israel
Industrialisation in Rural Israel: An Introductionp. 183
The Unique Case of the Kibbutzp. 186
The Rural Moshav Industrialisation Processp. 210
Industrialisation in the Arab Sectorp. 217
Israel's Industrial Geography in the 1990sp. 225
Bibliographyp. 235
Indexp. 251
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ISBN: 9780415021562
ISBN-10: 0415021561
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st July 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1