Rostow's theory helps us to understand the economic development in a society in a classical sense - something like learning Doe, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La, Ti in order to sing classical music. We know that there are many great composers/singers/traditional artists who know no classical music ; yet have produced some great pieces of music.
Economic growth is also like composing music, if I may say. A market oriented economy in which industrial production plays a predominant role may propel exceptional overall growth in country X. In country Y, it may actually be the other way around, for example the main stay could be agriculture and related produces.
So, while taking Rostow as the basis for understanding economic growth, we must study the micro/macro economic profile of a country to determine what could be the core areas for propelling economic growth in X country than merely imitate a country whose economic profile rests on different competencies.
Hope this helps. Have a great day.
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