Rethinking Development Theory and Policy: A Human Factor Critique / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
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.
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
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