Taiwan's Industrial Policy in the 1980s: An Appraisal
In the early 1980s, Taiwan embarked on a development programme designed to shift the economy away from reliance on labour-intensive industries towards the development of technology-intensive products and industries. While continuing to pursue ongoing trade liberalization, the government simultaneously adopted a sectoral policy of identifying and promoting “strategic industries” in order to further industrial development and restructure industry. This assessment suggests that the success of this strategy has at best been debatable.
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Document Type: Original Article
Affiliations: Australian National University
Publication date: March 1, 1997