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Research Brief
Dancing with dragons: Can South African firms compete with Chinese imports?

China’s growing edge in export manufacturing has caused concern for low-income and middle-income countries seeking to develop robust manufacturing sectors...

Capabilities Import competition Import
Working Paper
Dancing with dragons: Chinese import penetration and the performances of manufacturing firms in South Africa

Using firm-level tax administrative data from 2010 to 2017, we study the impact of Chinese import penetration on the performances of manufacturing firms in South Africa, and whether firms investing in capabilities development are more resilient to su...

Capabilities Import competition Import
Working Paper
Asian development after the Asian Drama

Inspired by Gunnar Myrdal’s core concepts discussed in his seminal work, Asian Drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations , published in 1968, this paper analyses the opening-up experiences of three Asian countries (China, India, and Malaysi...

Economic openness Operational controls Strategic integration
Journal Article
The implications for suppliers of the spread of supermarkets in southern Africa

Part of Journal Special Issue Regional Growth Opportunities

Supermarkets Regional value chains Strategy
Journal Article
The internationalisation of supermarkets and the nature of competitive rivalry in retailing in southern Africa

Part of Journal Special Issue Regional Growth Opportunities

Supermarkets Regional value chains Strategy
Working Paper
The expansion of regional supermarket chains: Implications on suppliers in Botswana and South Africa

This paper explores the effect of the spread of supermarkets on the participation of suppliers in supermarket value chains in Botswana and South Africa...

Supermarkets Suppliers Regional value chains
Working Paper
The expansion of regional supermarket chains and implications for local suppliers: A comparison of findings from South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Since the early 2000s, there has been rapid growth in the number and spread of supermarkets in southern Africa...

Supermarkets Regional value chains Strategy
Project
Frontiers of poverty analysis

Theme: 2008-09

The aim of this project is to take stock of the often overlooked options now available to researchers at the frontiers of poverty analysis and to illustrate their use in developing country contexts. The main project activity will be an international...

Poverty Inequality and Well-being Chronic Poverty
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