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[Excerpt] The central focus of this book is the labor force in the context of structural change. Its title, "Bridging the Gap," signifies a concern with drawing the NICs closer to the developed world. The author, a senior economist and staff member of the International Labour Organisation, argues that "the experience of these four NICs also holds lessons for OECD countries, as it deals with such now universal issues as the role of government in the promotion of new ventures; how new growth areas can be identified; how foreign investors are attracted; and what the costs and benefits of government intervention are."


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Fields, G. S. (1990). [Review of the book Bridging the gap: Four newly industrialising countries and the changing international division of labour] [Electronic version]. Industrial and Labor Relations Review 43(2), 338-339.

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