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Working PaperA Natural Experiment of Industrial Policy: Floriculture and the Metal and Engineering Industries in Ethiopia
Ethiopia represents an excellent case study of recent industrial policy experimentation in Africa. The country is well known for its successful promotion of the cut-flower industry through business-government co-ordination...Agriculture Government business enterprises Industrial policy
Working PaperThe Political Economy of Industrial Development in Vietnam: Impact of State-Business Relationship on Industrial Performance, 1986-2012
Vietnam’s industrial development since doi moi is a success, but only a partial one. This paper provides a political economy account of Vietnam’s industrial growth since 1986...Business enterprises Corporation law Economic growth
Working PaperWho Really Leads Development?
‘Leadership’ is not a common topic for research in international development. In recent years, however, prominent studies like the 2008 Growth Commission Report noted the importance of leadership in development...Government business enterprises Policy sciences Decision making (Public administration)
Book ChapterRethinking China's Path of Industrialization
From the book: Pathways to Industrialization in the Twenty-First CenturyDemocratization Government business enterprises Industrial policy
Book ChapterEntrepreneurship, Stages of Development, and Industrialization
From the book: Pathways to Industrialization in the Twenty-First CenturyBusiness Entrepreneurship Government business enterprises
Working PaperEntrepreneurship, Stages of Development, and Industrialization
Unlike in the past where industrial policy was either focused on creation and growth of state-owned firms or alternatively consisted merely of broadly functional policies without consideration for firm or entrepreneurial specifics, the requirement no...Business Entrepreneurship Government business enterprises
Working PaperRethinking China’s Path of Industrialization
This study shows that China’s post-1949 state-led industrialization has closely followed an underlying path that began in the late nineteenth century...Democratization Government business enterprises Industrial policy
Book ChapterHardening a Soft Budget Constraint Through 'Upward Devolution' to a Supranational Institution: The Case of the European Union and Italian State-Owned Firms
From the book: Ownership and Governance of EnterprisesBudget Government business enterprises Government spending policy
Book ChapterOwnership Reform in the Absence of Crisis: China's Township, Village and Private Enterprises
From the book: Small and Medium Enterprises in Transitional EconomiesCorporate governance Government business enterprises Post-communism
Book ChapterEntrepreneurship and Proprietorship in Transition: Policy Implications for the SME Sector
From the book: Small and Medium Enterprises in Transitional EconomiesEntrepreneurship Government business enterprises Post-communism
Book ChapterPrivatization in Sub-Saharan Africa: On Factors Affecting Implementation
From the book: Reforming Africa's InstitutionsEconomic assistance and foreign aid Economic policy Government business enterprises
Journal ArticleDoes a Switch of Budget Regimes Affect Investment and Managerial Discretion of State-Owned Enterprises?: Evidence from Italian Firms
Part of Journal Special Issue WIDER Symposium on Adaptive Efficiency and Evolving Diversity of Enterprise Ownership and GovernanceBudget Government business enterprises International obligations
Journal ArticleRent Seeking and Government Ownership of Firms: An Application to China's Township–Village Enterprises
Part of Journal Special Issue WIDER Symposium on Adaptive Efficiency and Evolving Diversity of Enterprise Ownership and GovernanceGovernment business enterprises Microeconomics Organizational behavior
Journal ArticleIntroduction: Adaptive Efficiency and Evolving Diversity of Enterprise Ownership and Governance
Part of Journal Special Issue WIDER Symposium on Adaptive Efficiency and Evolving Diversity of Enterprise Ownership and GovernanceEntrepreneurship Government business enterprises Right of property
Working PaperDoes a Switch of Budget Regimes Constrain Managerial Discretion?: Evidence for Italian Public Enterprises' Investment
This study examines the effect of the hardening of the budget constraint on the investment behaviour of Italian state owned enterprises (SOEs)...Budget Government business enterprises International obligations
Working PaperHardening a Soft Budget Constraint Through 'Upward Devolution' to a Supranational Institution: The Case of Italian State-Owned Firms and the European Union
This paper contributes to the literature on the role of decentralization in hardening the budget constraint of public enterprises. Following Qian and Roland the study adopts a ‘federalist’ approach...Budget Government business enterprises Government spending policy