An examination of the applicability of the growth pole theory to developing countries

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dc.contributor.advisor Martinson, Tom L. en_US Thema, Nehemia N. en_US 2011-06-03T19:32:29Z 2011-06-03T19:32:29Z 1979 en_US 1979
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1979 .T54 en_US
dc.description.abstract The backwardness of developing countries is of concern to all students of economic development, particularly to those concerned with formulating programs for correcting regional inbalances within these countries. To this end, a lot of theories have been put forward by economists and by regional geographers.In this thesis an examination is trade of the growth pole theory and its applicability to solving the problems of regional inbalances in developing countries. First, the theory is examined in the light of other development theories. Second, an evaluation is made of the success of growth pole policies and programs in Latin America where a large variety of such programs have been studied. Last, on the basis of knowledge and experiences in Latin America, a theoretical growth pole model is made for Rhodesia. This model employs urban systems on a regional basis do correct inbalances caused by "line-of rail" development, a situation typical of developing countries.
dc.format.extent 71 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Economic development. en_US
dc.subject.other Developing countries -- Economic policy. en_US
dc.title An examination of the applicability of the growth pole theory to developing countries en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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