The Industrial Geography of Israel

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Psychology Press, 1993 - Business & Economics - 255 pages
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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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Contents

BACKGROUND AND ROLE
8
Major attributes of Israeli industry and its role in
15
An international comparative perspective
22
THE PRESTATEHOOD ROOTS
34
EARLY CRYSTALLISATION OF THE ISRAELISPATIAL
51
The golden years of industrial dispersal
58
Spatial dispersal led by the textiles sector
68
The industrial geography of Israel in
77
THE EMERGING GEOGRAPHY OF HIGHTECHNOLOGY
124
THE REEMERGENCE OF LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
157
THE LOCAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP OPTION
169
Rural industrialisation in Israel
181
THE RURAL MOSHAV INDUSTRIALISATION PROCESS
210
INDUSTRIALISATION IN THE ARAB SECTOR
217
ISRAELS INDUSTRIAL GEOGRAPHY IN THE 1990s
225
Bibliography
235

MEASURING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF INDUSTRIAL
83
STAGNATION OF THE INDUSTRIAL BASE IN
91
CORPORATE GEOGRAPHY AND THE CRISIS IN
113

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About the author (1993)

Eran Razin is Associate Professor at the Department of Geography, and Director of the Institute of Urban and Regional Studies, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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