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industrialization

the extensive development of organized economic activity for the purpose of manufacture. Industrialization is characterized by the transformation of a primarily agrarian economy into a more specialized, capital-intensive economy. Such a transformation was termed the Industrial Revolution in western Europe and North America during the 18th and 19th centuries. Compare DEINDUSTRIALIZATION. See STRUCTURE OF INDUSTRY, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
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He mentions the industrial latecomer's need to exploit market niches, Germany's patent system, its scientific culture, and its dependence on raw material imports to explain an early decision to industrialize invention in corporate research laboratories and the German dominance in synthetic dyes and pharmaceuticals.
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