Cluster-Based Industrial Development:: KAIZEN Management for MSE Growth in Developing Countries

Cluster-Based Industrial Development:: KAIZEN Management for MSE Growth in Developing Countries

by T. Sonobe, K. Otsuka

Hardcover(2014)

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Overview

This book attempts to provide an effective strategy for industrial development based on the KAIZEN management training experiments conducted in Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Vietnam, and Tanzania. We focus on micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in industrial clusters, because clusters consisting of MSEs are ubiquitous and have high potential to grow.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137384690
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 11/12/2014
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Tetsushi Sonobe and Keijiro Otsuka are Professors of Economics at National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo. They received their PhD from Yale University and the University of Chicago, respectively. They are co-authors of Cluster-Based Industrial Development: An East Asian Model (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006) and Cluster-Based Industrial Development: A Comparative Study of Asia an Africa (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction PART I: MANAGEMENT, INNOVATIONS, AND ENTERPRISE GROWTH 2. Innovation and Cluster Development 3. Management and Innovations PART II: IMPACTS OF MANAGEMENT TRAINING 4. The Large but Varying Effects of Basic Management Training in a Metalworking Cluster in Kumasi, Ghana 5. Improved Performance of Small but Trained Firms in a Metalworking Cluster in Nairobi, Kenya 6. Effects of Classroom and Onsite Training in a Metalworking Cluster in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 7. Increasing Interests in Management Training in a Knitwear Village in Hatay, Vietnam 8. Spillover Effects of Management Training in a Garment Cluster in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 9. Management Training for Micro Entrepreneurs in a Garment Cluster in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia PART III: TOWARDS A STRATEGY FOR MSE DEVELOPMENT 10. New Industrial Policy: KAIZEN Management Training as a Key to Cluster-Based Development

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