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close this bookExporting Africa: Technology, Trade and Industrialization in Sub-Saharan Africa (UNU, 1995, 434 pages)
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View the documentExporting Africa
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close this folderPart I. Exporting Africa: an analysis
close this folder1. Introduction
View the documentBackground
View the documentThe position of Africa in world trade
View the documentIndustrialization and economic transformation
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close this folder2. Trade theory: relevance and implications for African export orientation
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View the documentConventional trade theory: essence and relevance
View the documentCritics and extensions of conventional trade theory
View the documentTrade theory and accumulation effects: introducing new growth theories
View the documentSome implications of new trade theories for Africa
close this folder3. Some conceptual issues and methodology of the study
View the documentSome conceptual issues
View the documentThe dynamics of firm capabilities
View the documentGuiding questions of the study
View the documentThe case study approach
View the documentSampling: firms, industries and countries
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close this folder4. The changing world economy: market conditions and technological developments
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View the documentChanging market conditions
View the documentThe changing prospects of access to world markets
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close this folder5. Main findings of the study: a synthesis
View the documentPosition of exporting firms in the world market
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View the documentThe influence of policy on firms' export activity
close this folder6. Conclusions and policy implications
View the documentBuilding core capabilities: towards competitiveness
View the documentEconomic reforms and industrialization
View the documentExport orientation or import substitution?
View the documentLocal or foreign investment?
View the documentRegional cooperation and trade agreements
View the documentNotes to part I
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close this folderPart II. Country studies
close this folder7. Zimbabwe
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View the documentTextiles and clothing
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close this folder8. Tanzania
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close this folder9. Nigeria
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View the documentTextiles
View the documentBrewing
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View the documentAppendix: the incidence of leasing in Nigeria9
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close this folder10. Kenya
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View the documentThe textile and clothing industry
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close this folder11. The Ivory Coast
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View the documentThe cooking fats industry
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close this folder12. Mauritius
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View the documentThe firms in the sample
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View the documentAppendix: Survey questions

Acknowledgements

Many people and institutions have contributed to this book. Prof. Charles Cooper, Director of UNU/INTECH, has provided insightful intellectual guidance in several stages of this study. Martin Bell of Sussex University gave very helpful comments especially at the project design stage. The academic staff at UNU/INTECH offered useful comments in INTECH seminars at several stages of project design and implementation. I would also like to mention Prof. Jeffrey James of Tilburg University, with whom I held helpful discussions at the early stages of this project.

Many individuals and institutions in the six African countries gave us good cooperation at the data collection stage and many individuals in companies in Europe offered their valuable time for interviews. I would also like to thank all the participants (academic. policy-makers and industrialists) at the workshop which was held in Arusha (Tanzania) in May 1993, at which preliminary findings were discussed. Prof. Manfred Bienefeld of Carleton University read all the papers presented at the workshop, provided excellent comments and useful insights on the various drafts.

I thank IDRC for funding the Arusha workshop, without which the many useful interactions and comments would not have been possible. Sen McGlinn went through several drafts and improved the text considerably and with impressive tolerance and commitment to this work. This book would not have been completed without consistent cooperation from the staff at INTECH. If there are errors remaining, they are mine.