The Industrial Geography of Israel
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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BACKGROUND AND ROLE
Major attributes of Israeli industry and its role in
An international comparative perspective
THE PRESTATEHOOD ROOTS
EARLY CRYSTALLISATION OF THE ISRAELISPATIAL
The golden years of industrial dispersal
Spatial dispersal led by the textiles sector
The industrial geography of Israel in
THE EMERGING GEOGRAPHY OF HIGHTECHNOLOGY
THE REEMERGENCE OF LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
THE LOCAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP OPTION
Rural industrialisation in Israel
THE RURAL MOSHAV INDUSTRIALISATION PROCESS
INDUSTRIALISATION IN THE ARAB SECTOR
ISRAELS INDUSTRIAL GEOGRAPHY IN THE 1990s
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