Industrial and Development Economics: An African Perspective

Industrial and Development Economics: An African Perspective

by Stephen M. Kapunda

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Overview

The aim of this book is to provide comprehensive understanding of industrial economics and its applicability to African countries. The book is expected to serve as an intellectual and pedagogical support to teaching. It is a vital resource material for both undergraduate and post-graduate students. The text is also excellent for self-study for all people with a keen interest in the discipline because of the unique approach adopted by the author. Each chapter is arranged pedagogically starting with learning objectives followed by introductory remarks, then content and finally conclusion. Numerous relevant examples, case studies and review questions are provided.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9782869787155
Publisher: African Books Collective Limited
Publication date: 07/20/2017
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Stephen M. Kapunda has taught Industrial Economics, among other economics courses, at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels for more than thirty years. He has also been an external examiner in various African universities. Prof Kapunda holds a BA(Ed) degree, majoring in Economics, from the University of Dar-es-Salaam, an MA (Economics), University of Toronto, Canada and a PhD (Economics) from the University of Dar-es-Salaam. He is currently at the University of Botswana.

Table of Contents

I

Theoretical Foundations

1. Industrial Economics: An Introduction ........................................................................................... 3

2. Framework of Analysis of Industrial Economics.................................................................... 9

3. Theories of the Firm and Internal Organisation.................................................................17

4. Market Structure ......................................................................................................................................................2

II

Analysis of Pricing Practices and Strategic Firm Behaviour

5. Pricing Practices and Strategies of Firms ......................................................................................41

6. Non-Price Strategies .............................................................................................................................................69

III

Industrial Location and Finance: Theory and Practice

7. Industrial Location: Theory and Practice ....................................................................................99

8. Industrial Finance: Theory and Practice................................................................................... 113

IV

Public Policy and Industrial Development in Africa

9. Public Policy for Industrial Development in Africa .................................................... 135

10. Industrial Development in Africa..................................................................................................... 179

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