1.2.5 Theory of Development Poles
The promotion of regional development centres will serve as
focal point and incentive for further development. Such a
regional concentration helps to reap the benefits of technological
external economies and makes the growth centre attractive
to entrepreneurs, thus initiating further development. This
theory is a sort of 'regional unbalanced growth theory' which
uses temporary regional imbalances to initiate development.
Little attention is given to the process which is necessary
to ensure a spread or linkage from the centres to the hinterland
without which the poles may transform the economy of the region
into a dual economy.