Learning to Compete in African Industry: Institutions and Technology in Development

Learning to Compete in African Industry: Institutions and Technology in Development

by Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754646432

ISBN-13: 9780754646433

Pub. Date: 07/30/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book examines the institutional roots of the persistent differences in economic performance of firms, industries and countries in Africa. It draws attention to the role of institutions in supporting technical change and shows how technological progress is central to competitiveness in a global context. The role of initial conditions such as levels of literacy and

Overview

This book examines the institutional roots of the persistent differences in economic performance of firms, industries and countries in Africa. It draws attention to the role of institutions in supporting technical change and shows how technological progress is central to competitiveness in a global context. The role of initial conditions such as levels of literacy and natural endowment, the structure of industry and resource endowment are also emphasized. With its focus on how institutions shape systems of innovation this book makes a unique contribution to the debate about African development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754646433
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/30/2006
Edition description:
1
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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