From Achieving Sustainable Communities In A Global Economy: Alternative Private Strategies And Public Policies
- Chapter Seven: Essential Forms of Capital for Achieving Sustainable Community Development
- Chapter Eight: Innovative Community Strategies in Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Landcare in South Africa
- Chapter Nine: "Show Me the Money" Asymmetric Globalization and Relative Deprivation in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Chapter Ten: Globalization, Agricultural Development and Rural Community Livelihoods
The 1990s saw rural communities in the United States lose many manufacturing jobs. Rural areas were losing manufacturing jobs well before the 2001 recession started in March of that year (Henderson). Overall employment growth in rural areas has lagged that of metropolitan areas since 1995. The majority of the growth that has occurred has been in the service and trade sectors. However, the trade sector had even begun to decline in the last quarter of 2001 (Henderson). Much of the losses in the trade sector were due to the economic slow down across the country. However, the decline in manufacturing activity is likely the result of other forces that rural leaders need to address before they can change the direction of their local economies.
Changes in production technologies and management strategies in the past 10 to 20 years have changed such that companies no longer produce many of their intermediate goods internally. Instead production of intermediate components has been outsourced to companies with a comparative advantage in producing those components. The comparative advantage could arise due to specialized technologies owned or patented by the contracting company.
Products & Services
Topics of Interest
Clive Y. Thomas Carlton G. Davis   Do the rural poor gain or lose from globalization? If global markets "worked" as theory suggests, then the answer would be yes they would gain. But in...
C. Michael Hall, Richard Mitchell and Liz Sharples Introduction Industrialization, free trade (with policies of high and extensive protectionism being abandoned), widespread growth in wealth and...
Jane F. Eastham Introduction In declining agricultural/rural areas, tourism is often promoted as an alternative economic activity and a means of stemming the decline of peripheral regions (e.g.
Chapter List Chapter One: Engaging the Global Enterprise to Promote Economic Development Chapter Two: Linking Globalization, Economic Growth and Poverty Impacts of Agribusiness Strategies on...
Marina Novelli Introduction This chapter examines empirical research conducted in the Apulia region of Italy, followed by an evaluation of the role of festivals and events in wine tourism...