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Industrial organization (Economic theory)
Book Chapter
Development as Diffusion: Manufacturing Productivity and Africa's Missing Middle

From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 1...

Cost, Industrial Econometric models (Economic development) Industrial organization (Economic theory)
Book Chapter
Determinants of Industrial Embeddedness: Evidence from Manufacturing Firms in an African Economy

Recent developments in policy initiatives as well as some current practical events have combined to put the spotlight on the issue of industrial embeddedness in sub-Saharan Africa...

Business networks Industrial organization (Economic theory) Industrial relations
Working Paper
The Political Economy of Industrial Development in Vietnam: Impact of State-Business Relationship on Industrial Performance, 1986-2012

Vietnam’s industrial development since doi moi is a success, but only a partial one. This paper provides a political economy account of Vietnam’s industrial growth since 1986...

Business enterprises Corporation law Economic growth
Working Paper
Learning to Export and Learning by Exporting: The Case of Ethiopian Manufacturing

In this study, we investigate the relationship between exporting and firm performance using a longer panel dataset of Ethiopian manufacturing firms for the period 1996−2009...

Corporations Econometric models (Economic development) Industrial organization (Economic theory)
Working Paper
Scoping Study on the Evolution of Industry in Ghana

This paper chronicles the evolution of industry in Ghana over the post-independence era from an inward over-protected import substitution industrialization strategy of 1960-83 to an outward liberalized strategy during 1984-2000, and since 2001, to th...

Economic development Industrial organization (Economic theory) Industrial policy
Working Paper
Mozambique’s Industrialization

After the Second World War, Mozambique went through a series of transformations, from an incipient industrializing colonial society to an independent country with a central planned economy, plus a regional and internal war, and finally from 1994 onwa...

Industrial organization (Economic theory) Industrial policy Investments
Working Paper
Development as Diffusion: Manufacturing Productivity and Sub-Saharan Africa’s Missing Middle

We consider economic development of sub-Saharan Africa from the perspective of slow convergence of productivity, both across sectors and firms within sectors...

Cost, Industrial Econometric models (Economic development) Industrial organization (Economic theory)
Working Paper
The Evolution of Industry in Uganda

The paper looks at the evolution of industry in Uganda examining drivers and constraints since the pre-colonial period in the 1940s to date...

History (Economics) Evolutionary economics Industrial organization (Economic theory)
Working Paper
Industrial Development and Growth in Nigeria: Lessons and Challenges

The structure of the Nigerian economy is typical of an underdeveloped country...

Economic development Industrial organization (Economic theory) Industrial policy
Working Paper
South Sudan’s Capability Trap: Building a State with Disruptive Innovation

The prevailing aid orthodoxy works well enough in stable environments, but is ill-equipped to navigate contexts of volatility and fragility...

Economic development Industrial organization (Economic theory)
Journal Article
Industry Switching in Developing Countries

Firm turnover (i.e., firm entry and exit) is a well-recognized source of sector-level productivity growth. In contrast, the role and importance of firms that switch activities from one sector to another is not well understood...

Industrial organization (Economic theory) Industrial productivity Labor economics
Journal Article
A Model of Destructive Entrepreneurship: Insight for Conflict and Postconflict Recovery

Part of Journal Special Issue Entrepreneurship and Conflict

Comparative economics Economic development Entrepreneurship
Book Chapter
European Transition at Twenty: Assessing Progress in Countries and Sectors

From the book: Economies in Transition

Commerce Economic development Industrial organization (Economic theory)
Working Paper
Efficiency of Commercial Banks in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Comparative Analysis of Domestic and Foreign Banks

Utilizing the stochastic frontier approach, this study conducts a comparative analysis of profit efficiency and cost inefficiency of commercial banks operating in 29 sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries by bank ownership (domestic bank, SSA foreign ba...

Banks and banking Financial institutions Financial institutions, International
Working Paper
Industry Switching in Developing Countries

Firm turnover (i.e. firm entry and exit) is a well-recognized source of sector level productivity growth across developing and developed countries...

Industrial organization (Economic theory) Industrial productivity Labor economics
Journal Article
Trade Specialization, Export Productivity and Growth in Brazil, China, India, South Africa, and a Cross Section of Countries

Part of Journal Special Issue Southern Growth Engines and Technology Giants

Gross national product Human capital Industrial organization (Economic theory)
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