TitleIndustrial Development Report 2020 : industrializing in the digital age
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The emergence and diffusion of advanced digital production (ADP) technologies clustered around the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) is radically altering the nature of manufacturing production, increasingly blurring the boundaries between physical and digital production systems. The significant requirements of ADP technologies are opening questions on whether industrialization is still a feasible or even a desirable strategy to achieve economic development. IDR 2020 contributes to this debate by presenting fresh analytical and empirical evidence on the future of industrialization in the context of a technological paradigm shift. It argues that industrialization continues to be the main avenue for successful development and analyses how developing counties can leverage the salient features of the emerging technologies to their advantage. According to the report, it is precisely by engaging with industrialization that countries can build and strengthen the skills and capabilities needed to compete and succeed within the new technological paradigm. Overview Industrializing in the digital age -- Part A Industrializing in the digital age -- Chapter 1 Advanced digital production technologies and industrial development: a global perspective -- Chapter 2 The evolving landscape of industrialization under advanced digital production technologies -- Chapter 3 How manufacturing firms can absorb and exploit advanced digital production technologies -- Chapter 4 Responding to advanced digital production technologies -- Part B Trends in industrial development indicators -- Chapter 5 Industrial trends -- Chapter 6 The Competitive Industrial Performance Index -- Annex A1 Producing the landscape of production and use of ADP technologies -- Annex A2 Knowledge-intensive business services and robots -- Annex A3 Surveys of the adoption of digital production technologies by industrial firms -- Annex A4 Summary of strategic responses to ADP technologies in 11 countries -- Annex B1 Rankings on the three dimensions of the Competitive Industrial Performance Index, by geographical regions -- Annex B2 Sustainable Development Goals and the Competitive Industrial Performance Index -- Annex C1 Country and economy groups -- Annex C2 Classification of manufacturing sectors by technology groups.