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Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– The Role of Firm-Level Relationships for Knowledge Transfers in Africa and Asia
Carol Newman, John Page, John Rand, Abebe Shemeles, Måns Söderbom, Finn Tarp - Journal of Development Studies, 2019

This study combines evidence from interviews in seven countries with (i) government institutions responsible for attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), (ii) 102 multinationals (MNEs), and (iii) 226 domestic firms linked to these foreign affiliates as suppliers, customers, or competitors, to...

– UNU-WIDER provides open access to a wealth of information
Heini Salonen - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

The question ‘why is there so little industrialization in Africa?’ has been a key focus of UNU-WIDER researchers and research partners for the last decade. Many Asian economies started their industrialization processes from conditions similar to those that African countries are...

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– The role of firm-level relationships in knowledge transfers in Africa and Asia
Carol Newman, John Page, John Rand, Abebe Shimeles, Måns Söderbom, Finn Tarp - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

This study combines evidence from interviews in seven countries with (i) government institutions responsible for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), (ii) 102 multinational enterprises (MNEs), and (iii) 226 domestic firms linked to these foreign affiliates as suppliers, customers, or...

Carol Newman, John Page, Finn Tarp - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

The international community has a new set of development goals. They reflect Africa’s aspirations much more closely than the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) they replaced. In addition to a maintained focus on the eradication of poverty, their single most important contribution...

This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Evidence on Exporting and Firm-Level Performance
Måns Söderbom - Journal of African Economies, 2017

This Journal Special Issue is based on the UNU-WIDER project Learning to compete (L2C) – accelerating industrial development in Africa. Learning to Compete seeks to answer a seemingly simple but puzzling question: why is there so little industry in Africa? Industry—...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– The Case of Mozambican Manufacturing
António S. Cruz, Carol Newman, John Rand, Finn Tarp - Journal of African Economies, 2017

Part of Journal Special Issue Learning to Compete

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Learning from Vietnam
Carol Newman, John Rand, Finn Tarp, Nguyen Thi Tue Anh - Journal of African Economies, 2017

Part of Journal Special Issue Learning to Compete

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Evidence from the Tunisian Manufacturing Sector
Wided Mattoussi, Mohamed Ayadi - Journal of African Economies, 2017

Part of Journal Special Issue Learning to Compete

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Comparative Evidence From Kenya and Malaysia
Bethuel Kinyanjui Kinuthia - Journal of African Economies, 2017

Part of Journal Special Issue Learning to Compete

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– The case of Ethiopian manufacturing
Eyerusalem Siba, Mulu Gebreeyesus - Journal of African Economies, 2017

Part of Journal Special Issue Learning to Compete

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– The case for Special Economic Zones in Africa
Carol Newman, John Page - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Firms tend to cluster in close geographic proximity to each other to benefit from reduced transport costs, shared inputs, and productivity spillovers due to learning and technology transfers. Evidence from low-income countries suggests that such agglomeration economies may be substantial in...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Emma Howard, Carol Newman, Finn Tarp - Journal of Economic Geography, 2016 - Oxford, United Kingdom

Understanding industry agglomeration and its driving forces is critical for the formulation of industrial policy in developing countries. Crucial to this process is the definition and measurement of agglomeration. We construct a new coagglomeration index based purely on the location of firms. We...

Carol Newman, John Rand, John Page, Abebe Shimeles, Måns Söderbom, Finn Tarp - Oxford University Press, 2016
Nguyen Thi Tue Ann, Luu Minh Duc, Trinh Duc Chieu - Oxford University Press, 2016
– Policies, Lessons, and Opportunities
Sokty Chhair, Luyna Ung - Oxford University Press, 2016
Isaac Shinyekwa, Julius Kiiza, Eria Hisali, Marios Obwona - Oxford University Press, 2016
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