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The Political Economy of Global Manufacturing, Business and Finance

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  • Pays tribute to Fred Nixson's work on industrial development and its contemporary implications
  • Zooms in on the challenges facing the manufacturing sector in the Global South
  • Compares the impact of MNCs vs. emerging forms of financing development in the Global South

Part of the book series: International Political Economy Series (IPES)

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This book is written as a tribute to Frederick Nixson’s extensive work on industrial development in the Global South, while seeking to actively engage with the latest arguments concerning development economics, together with changes in manufacturing and industrial policy that continue to shape the role of the Global South in the international economy, the impact of the increased concentration of global multinational corporations in that space, along with the rise of new financing tools and debt traps. The chapters pay homage to Fred’s broad view of the international development process and reflect his breadth of perception both theoretically and geographically. The book targets both the scholarly and policymaking audience.

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. The Political Economy of Global Manufacturing, Business and Finance

  2. Finance and International Development


This excellent volume in the memory of the late Professor Fred Nixson brings together authoritative contributions from a diverse range of scholars on the political economy of global manufacturing, business and finance. The contributions speak to Prof Nixson’s deep interests in the challenges faced by low income countries, and the need to take a broad historical approach in understanding these challenges. The volume will be of interest to researchers and policy makers alike.

 —Kunal Sen, World Institute for Development Economics Research, United Nations University, Finland.

This is a highly recommended volume on the state of the art in terms of understanding contemporary economic development in developing countries. The volume is authoritative and up-to-date, covering key debates. A set of leading scholars lay out the state of the art on the evolution of thinking on questions of manufacturing, business and finance in developing countries. An essential read for anyone studying or researching development.

Andrew Sumner, Professor of International Development, King’s College London, Department of International Development, UK.

This book provides a refreshing perspective on industrial development, multinational firms, international trade, inequality, and financial development. These various contributions point to the necessity of rethinking development policies to foster sustained and inclusive economic growth in an increasingly turbulent global context. A page turner for all those interested in cutting-edge debates in Development Economics and Development Studies!

Céline Azémar, Professor of Economics, Academic Dean, Rennes School of Business, France.


Powerful insights into why inequality and transformation are central to the study and practice of development – a fitting tribute to the legacy of Fred Nixson.

David Luke, Professor in Practice and Strategic Director, Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.



Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Economics, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

    Michael Tribe

  • Wits School of Governance, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

    George Kararach

About the editors

Michael Tribe is a Business School Affiliate, Department of Economics, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom.

George Kararach is a Lead Economist with the African Development Bank Group and Visiting Professor, Wits School of Governance, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

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