Wong, Tai Chee
The thesis examines the application of western urban-industrial growth pole theory in the frontier zones of the developing countries and, in particular, to the Malaysian regions of Pahang Tenggaran and Kesedar. The study begins by tracing the origins of the growth pole theory after the Second World War when the West urgently needed to initiate growth in the developing world as a means of countering Soviet expansion. In response to this political imperative, economists and geographers formulated...[Show more]
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