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From the book: Asian Transformations

Growth Political economy Corruption
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
Working Paper
A short history of India's economy: A chapter in the Asian drama

This paper is a short history of the Indian economy since 1968. India today is a changed country from what it was half a century ago, when Myrdal published his Asian Drama...

Growth Political economy Corruption
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 Vietnam, 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
Journal Article
Labor-use efficiency in Tunisian manufacturing industries

This paper investigates the process of adjustment in employment. A dynamic model is applied to a panel of six Tunisian manufacturing industries observed over a period of 25 years, from 1971 to 1996...

Commercial policy Labor demand Manufacturing industries
Working Paper
The political economy of energy innovation

This paper empirically investigates the effects of environmental policy, institutions, political orientation, and lobbying on energy innovation and finds that they significantly affect the incentives to innovate and create cleaner energy efficient te...

Environmental policy Political science Renewable energy sources
Working Paper
Industrial policy, learning, and development

Industrial policies have played an important role in successful development. Through these policies, governments intervene in the market’s sectoral allocation of resources and choice of technologies...

Industrial policy Technological innovations
Journal Article
Modeling Fuel Choice among Households in Northern Cameroon

Part of Journal Special Issue Economics of climate change impacts on developing countries

Households Renewable energy sources Technological innovations
Blog
Celebrating 30 years of research for development

The celebration of the 30 th Anniversary of UNU-WIDER presented the ideal opportunity to look back, take stock, and plan ahead...

Economic development Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Gross national product
Working Paper
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
Book Chapter
Innovation Capabilities for Sustainable Development in Africa

From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 2...

Economic development Industrial policy Economic aspects (Industrialization)
Journal Article
Technology Transfers, Foreign Investment and Productivity Spillovers

This paper explores the relationship between foreign direct investment (FDI) and the productivity of host country domestic firms...

Investments, Foreign Productivity Technological innovations
Book Chapter
Does Lack of Innovation and Absorptive Capacity Retard Economic Growth in Africa?

This paper reviews the innovative capabilities and absorptive capacities of African countries, and investigates whether they have played significant roles in the region’s slow and episodic economic growth...

Economic development Technological innovations Management (Technological innovations)
Blog
WIDER Annual Lecture 18: Managing Structural Transformation

18 December 2014 Roger Williamson At the UN headquarters in New York on 18 November 2014, Peter Timmer, emeritus professor from Harvard, showed how the three transformations (structural, agricultural, and dietary) relate to development...

Agriculture Climatic changes Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
Journal Article
Technology Adoption and Food Security in Subsistence Agriculture: Evidence from a Group-Based Aid Project in Mozambique

This paper evaluates the impact of an intervention to improve farming techniques and food security in the Gaza area of rural Mozambique...

Agriculture Food security Technological innovations
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