ISBN-10:
0275963489
ISBN-13:
9780275963484
Pub. Date:
01/30/1999
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Rethinking Development Theory and Policy: A Human Factor Critique / Edition 1

Rethinking Development Theory and Policy: A Human Factor Critique / Edition 1

by Senyo B-S. K. Adjibolosoo

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Overview

For many decades post-colonial leaders in developing countries have tried various development plans based on orthodox development thinking and theorizing. Yet the developing world has failed to achieve sustained human-centered development. Many of the development plans have failed or been abandoned. Why does the developing world run the risk of falling behind their previously attained standards of living? This book takes a detailed look at the key paradigms of orthodox development thinking, discusses the various theories about economic growth, and concludes that the myths of orthodox development thinking regarding the origins of and obstacles to economic growth and human factor decay are the cause of economic underdevelopment in developing countries.

The book goes on to argue that developing countries need to establish and maintain efficient and effective human factor development programs in order to set the stage for human-centered development and to experience positive economic growth and a development turnaround.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275963484
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/30/1999
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile: 1480L (what's this?)

About the Author

SENYO B-S. K. ADJIBOLOSOO is Professor of Business and Economics at Trinity Western University in Canada, Director of the International Institute for Human Factor Development, and editor of the journal Review of Human Factor Studies. He has written several books on the human factor in economic development, including The Human Factor in Developing Africa (Praeger, 1995), Global Development the Human Factor Way (Praeger, 1998), and he edited International Perspectives on the Human Factor in Economic Development (Praeger, 1998).

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Agents of and Obstacles to Development

The Political Economy of Growth and Development: Orthodox Thinking, Presuppositions, and Policy

Misconceptions about Development: The Economic Underdevelopment Nightmare of the Developing Countries

Obstacles to Economic Growth and Development: Orthodox Views and New Recipies for Progress

Human Factor Reflections

The Human Factor Philosophy of Economic Growth and Development

Human Factor Reflections on and Its Critique of the Presuppositions of Orthodox Development Thinking and Policy

The Genesis of Entrepreneurial and Commercial Decline in the Developing World: A Case Study of African Countries

Human Factor Underdevelopment and Its Implications for Policy Failure, Dependency, and Employee Work Behavior

Human Factor Engineering: The Primary Foundation of All Industrial Technology Transfer Programs

The Certification Epidemic in the Developing Countries: Transcending Credentialization and Doing It by Yourself

Changing Course for Action and Development

Identifying and Diffusing the Hidden Mines Along the Rails of the Development Train

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