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Service industries
Blog
Industrial clusters: Who benefits?

Manufacturing production in both developed and developing economies tends to be highly geographically concentrated in cities and industrial clusters...

Competition Economic development Industrial management
Book Chapter
Emerging Evidence on the Relative Importance of Sectoral Sources of Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Purposeful, well-targeted and successful transformation policies will be elusive for a country or region that does not understand the relative importance of its sectoral sources of growth...

Economic development Industries Service industries
Working Paper
Clustering, Competition, and Spillover Effects: Evidence from Cambodia

The potential benefits of the geographical clustering of economic activity have been well documented in the literature, yet there is little empirical evidence quantifying these effects in developing country contexts...

Competition Economic development Industrial management
Book Chapter
Manufacturing and Economic Development

From the book: Pathways to Industrialization in the Twenty-First Century

Economic development Industries Manufacturing
Blog
From the Editor's Desk (December 2011)

Tony Addison With the end of the year fast approaching, we bring you the last Angle of 2011. Here in Helsinki, the shortest day of the year is nearly upon us when we will have six hours of daylight...

Economic aspects (Finance) Climatic changes Economic aspects (Right of property)
Working Paper
Manufacturing and Economic Development

This paper examines the theoretical and empirical evidence for the hypothesis that manufacturing is the main engine of growth in developing countries...

Economic development Industries Manufacturing
Working Paper
Emerging Evidence on the Relative Importance of Sectoral Sources of Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Purposeful, well-targeted and successful transformation policies will be elusive for a country or region that does not understand the relative importance of its sectoral sources of growth...

Economic development Industries Service industries
Book Chapter
Beyond Industrialization: New Approaches to Development Strategy Based on the Service Sector

From the book: The Rise of China and India

Agricultural industries Economic development Industrialization
Book Chapter
The Service Sector Revolution in India: A Quantitative Analysis

From the book: The Rise of China and India

Economic development International trade Productivity
Blog
Is Manufacturing Still the Main Engine of Growth in Developing Countries?
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Adam Szirmai Since the late 18 th century, the manufacturing sector has been the main engine of growth and catch up. Presently, however, service sector value added accounts for over 70 per cent of GDP in advanced economies...

Economic growth Industrialization Convergence (Economics)
Working Paper
Sectoral Engines of Growth in South Africa: An Analysis of Services and Manufacturing

Manufacturing has traditionally been regarded in the development literature as having special ‘growth-pulling’ or ‘growth-enhancing’ properties...

Business networks Economic development Manufacturing industries
Working Paper
Developing and Harnessing Software Technology in the South: The Roles of China, India, Brazil, and South Africa

Software technology is gaining prominence in national information technology (IT) strategies due to its huge potential for socioeconomic development, particularly through the support it provides in the productive sectors of the economy, delivery of p...

Business networks Computer software Information technology
Working Paper
The Service Sector Revolution in India: A Quantitative Analysis

Following the economic liberalization in India, the service sector has gained prominence in the economy as it accounts for the largest share of GDP and, also that the share of this sector in GDP has been growing very rapidly...

Economic development International trade Productivity
Working Paper
Beyond Industrialization: New Approaches to Development Strategy Based on the Service Sector

Industrialization occupies a central place in the rich tapestry of development theory and practice...

Agricultural industries Economic development Industrialization
Working Paper
Tourism Competitiveness in Small Island Developing States

The tourism industry is the leading segment of the services industries in small island developing states (SIDS). This paper therefore seeks primarily to investigate both the nature and determinants of tourism competitiveness in SIDS...

Competition Economic policy Service industries
Book Chapter
Manufacturing, Services and Premature De-industrialization in Developing Countries

From the book: Advancing Development

Economic development Economic policy Informal sector (Economics)
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