|Machinery Manufacturing in Bangladesh
An industry Study with Particular Reference to Technological Capability
M. Mozammel Huq, K. M. Nabiul Islam and Nazrul Islam
ISBN 984 05 1218 8 1993 176pp 215x136mm HB Tk.250.00 US$20.00
This book which depends heavily on data collected from the field, exan-tines the growth of machinery manufacturing and its impact on technological capability in Bangladesh. Contrary to popular belief, Bangladesh has a large capital goods sector capable of manufacturing various items of machinery and equipment, even of sophisticated types. However, much of the capacity is lying idle with adverse consequences on the growth of the country. An important finding of the study is that there is an absence of a systematic government policy to exploit the potential of the machinery manufacturing sector in Bangladesh, and this is particularly damaging in the public sector engineering plants. In the process, Bangladesh has failed to absorb technology successfully, thus seriously constraining its economic development.
Dr. M.M. Huq, who teaches Economics at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, is currently Associate Director of the Developing Countries Research Unit of the same university. Since the mid-1970s he has been closely involved in examining the transfer of technology to a number of developing countries in Asia and Africa. He is the author of various articles and books including Choice of Technique in Leather Manufacture (Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh 1981); Machine Tool Production in Developing Countries (Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh 1983); and The Economy of Ghana: The First 25 Years Since Independence, (Macmillan, London 1989).
K.M. Nabiul Islam, Research Fellow in Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), is currently carrying out research at Middlesex University, London, UK. He obtained higher education in National Economic Planning from Warsaw, Poland (1976-77) and in Rural Research and Rural Policy from Sussex, UK (1987). He is the author of a number of publications and books including Choice of Technology: Leather Manufacturing in Bangladesh (UPL, Dhaka 1990) and Fertilizer Manufacture in Bangladesh (UPL, 1992).
Dr. Nazrul Islam, who taught at BUET from 1955-1965, is a renowned engineer, administrator and policymaker of Bangladesh. He served as Chairman, Petro Bangla (1976-80), Bangladesh Steel and Engineering Corporation (1980-84), BCSIR (198384), Member, Bangladesh Planning Commission(1984-87) and Rector, PATC (1989). He was the convener of several energy studies in Bangladesh. He was also convener of the Energy Sector study in the Report of the Task Forces on Bangladesh Development Strategies for the 1990’s (UPL, Dhaka 1991).
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