The (Japan-Born) "Flying-Geese" Theory of Economic Development Revisited—and Reformulated from a Structuralist Perspective

@inproceedings{Ozawa2011The,
  title={The (Japan-Born) "Flying-Geese" Theory of Economic Development Revisited—and Reformulated from a Structuralist Perspective},
  author={Terutomo Ozawa},
  year={2011}
}
The Japan-born “flying-geese (FG)” theory of growth has recently gained recognition in academia and popularity in the media. Since Kaname Akamatsu introduced his ideas in a very broad fashion in the 1930s, opportunities abound for further elaboration and application to contemporary development issues. This paper reviews some of his key ideas and presents a reformulation from a new evolutionary structuralist perspective. The oft-used, yet vague, concept of “the ladder of economic development” is… CONTINUE READING
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