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Unemployment, Employment and Development

From the book: Asian Transformations

Labor Employment Economic growth
Working Paper
Resource misallocation and total factor productivity: Manufacturing firms in South Africa

Misallocation of labour and capital can greatly reduce aggregate productivity. In this study, we use tax administrative data to examine the extent of resource misallocation in the South African context...

resource misallocation Productivity
Journal Article
Drivers of productivity in Vietnamese SMEs: the role of management standards and innovation

Using a rich panel dataset of small and medium scale manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) active in the manufacturing sector in Viet Nam, this paper investigates the drivers of firm productivity, focusing on the role played by international management st...

Management standards ISO certification Technological innovations
Book Chapter
Trade in services: Opening markets to create opportunities

From the book: Industries without Smokestacks

Services Productivity Growth
Working Paper
Natural resources, structural change, and industrial development: Local content in Zambia—a faltering experience?

This paper traces the role of local content in Zambia’s mining sector in supporting industrialization and economic diversification...

Industrialization Local content Economic linkages
Working Paper
Market constraints, misallocation, and productivity in Viet Nam agriculture

We examine important changes in agriculture in Viet Nam in the context of ongoing structural changes in the economy...

Agriculture Misallocation Productivity
Working Paper
Employment and development in Asia

How have economic development, employment, and labour markets in Asian countries interacted since the publication of Myrdal’s Asian Drama?...

Labor Employment Economic growth
Working Paper
The gender gap in firm productivity in Rwanda: Evidence from establishment and household enterprise data

Rwanda is one of the countries with the best strategies for women empowerment and gender equality in Africa and globally. Nonetheless, some inequalities exist especially in education attainment...

Gender Economic policy (Business enterprises) Productivity
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Innovation activity in South Africa: Measuring the returns to R&D

Improvements in productivity are necessary to effectively increase economic growth in the long term. The literature emphasizes a positive correlation between firm-level innovation and productivity gains...

Productivity
Working Paper
New data, new approaches and new evidence: A policy synthesis

The Republic of South Africa faces the imperative of escaping economic stagnation...

South Africa Growth Productivity
Working Paper
Drivers of productivity in Vietnamese SMEs: The role of management standards and innovation

Using a rich panel dataset of SMEs active in the manufacturing sector in Viet Nam, this paper investigates the drivers of firm productivity, focusing on the role played by international management standards certification...

Management standards ISO certification Technological innovations
Journal Article
Structural Transformation, Biased Technological Change and Employment in Vietnam

Employment in Vietnam and elsewhere in Asia has grown more slowly than GDP over the last several decades. This means GDP per capita is rising...

Economic development Economic growth Labor
Working Paper
Effect of non-farm work on agricultural productivity: Empirical evidence from northern Ghana

This paper investigates the factors influencing participation in non-farm work and the effect of participation on farmers’ productivity, using survey data from 300 smallholder farm households in northern Ghana...

non-farm work smallholder farmers Productivity
Working Paper
Trade in services: Opening markets to create opportunities

This paper reviews the role of services in development and growth, the potential role of trade in services as a driver of the productivity performance of sectors that use services as inputs, and the links between services policies and domestic trade ...

Services Productivity Growth
Journal Article
Exporting and Productivity: Learning from Vietnam

Part of Journal Special Issue Learning to Compete

Learning by exporting Self-selection Productivity
Book Chapter
Mozambique: Jobs and Welfare in an Agrarian Economy

From the book: Jobs For Development: Challenges and Solutions in Different Country Settings...

Economic development Productivity
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