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close this bookExporting Africa: Technology, Trade and Industrialization in Sub-Saharan Africa (UNU, 1995, 434 pages)
close this folderPart I. Exporting Africa: an analysis
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
View the documentNew technologies and the implications of changing technological conditions
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The world economy is undergoing change in technological and market conditions which could influence the position of Africa and the role it may play in the world market. The challenge for Africa is to understand these changes as a basis for developing the ability to respond constructively and positively. This chapter addresses some of the technological and world market conditions that are likely to influence the ability of exporters to attain and maintain their position in the world markets.