Structural changes of world industry in post-industrial society and structural shifts in the world high-tech production allocation


  • Irina Rodionova Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Moscow Department of Regional Economy & Geography
  • Tatiana Kokuytseva Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Moscow Faculty of Economics



world industry, post-industrial society, high-tech production


This research is dedicated to the characteristic of structural spatial shifts of the world manufacturing industry. These trends have conduced to the restructuring of the world economy and main shifts in the manufacturing locations both at regional and global levels. On the one hand, countries have got a great chance to develop and to become active players in the world economy. On the other hand, those that fell behind the scientific and technological revolution, which started in the second part of the 20th century, and did not do their best to create new high technologies (or just did not have such opportunities because of a low level of development, illiteracy or people poorness) turned out to be behind global leading economies. Structural shifts both in manufacturing location and in industrial composition occur very quickly in the recent decades. There have been shifts in the HT-industry composition. The shift to developing Asian countries is fixed and there are some reasons for that. That is why the theme chosen for this paper is not very researched and rather burning. Moreover, it has practical importance for Russia, which in the current financial crisis once again has faced a choice to define the strategy of its further development.


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Rodionova, I., & Kokuytseva, T. (2010). Structural changes of world industry in post-industrial society and structural shifts in the world high-tech production allocation. Studies of the Industrial Geography Commission of the Polish Geographical Society, 16, 38–50.