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‘Industrial’ policy in the 21st century

During the past week, I participated in two international conferences. The first was the WIDER Development Conference in Helsinki: Think development - Think WIDER ...

Industrialization structural change Employment and Industry
Working Paper
Natural resources, structural change, and industrial development: Local content in Zambia—a faltering experience?

This paper traces the role of local content in Zambia’s mining sector in supporting industrialization and economic diversification...

Industrialization Local content Economic linkages
Research Brief
The decline of the labour share in Mexico, 1990–2015 Labour market Informal sector Wages
Mozambique: Improving our understanding of the potential of manufacturing

Mozambique’s manufacturing industry is facing many challenges. Nevertheless, we should not underestimate its linkages to the rest of the economy and its potential in terms of job creation and structural transformation...

Manufacturing firms Manufacturing Manufacturing industries
Myanmar Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Survey 2017: Descriptive Report

Myanmar’s transition to a market-based economy is accompanied by rapid development of the private manufacturing sector, which has large potential for improving economic growth...

SMEs Manufacturing Informal sector
Working Paper
The decline of the labour share in Mexico: 1990–2015

This paper studies the decline of the labour share in Mexico during the period 1990–2015...

Labour share Non-tradable sectors Tradable sectors
Working Paper
The effects of Chinese import penetration on firm innovation: Evidence from the Vietnamese manufacturing sector

This paper evaluates the impact of Chinese import penetration on the innovation of Vietnamese manufacturing firms from 2011 to 2015, exploiting variations in import exposure by industry specialization and instrumenting for Chinese import penetration ...

China Manufacturing Innovation
Made in Africa – the future of production on the continent

The international community has a new set of development goals. They reflect Africa’s aspirations much more closely than the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) they replaced...

Production Manufacturing Industrial development
Journal Article
Export Spillovers: Comparative Evidence From Kenya and Malaysia

Part of Journal Special Issue Learning to Compete

Export Spillovers Foreign Direct Investment Manufacturing
Journal Article
Learning to export and learning from exporting: The case of Ethiopian manufacturing

Part of Journal Special Issue Learning to Compete

Exports Learning Africa
Policy Brief
Made in Africa: The challenge of industrialization Competition Econometrics Globalization
Manufacturing Transformation: Comparative Studies of Industrial Development in Africa and Emerging Asia

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations...

Competition Econometrics Globalization
Working Paper
Total factor productivity in South African manufacturing firms

The manufacturing sector is an important source of productivity growth and exports. Manufacturing firms are generally more productive than firms in the agricultural or services sectors and are an important source of job creation...

Business Manufacturing Productivity
Working Paper
Corporate social responsibility in a competitive business environment

Using a specially designed survey instrument in combination with a representative sample of Vietnamese enterprises, we explore firm-level efficiency effects of corporate social responsibility...

Business enterprises Corporate culture Manufacturing
Working Paper
Industry in Tanzania: Performance, prospects, and public policy

Tanzania ranks among the leading stars of the ‘African growth miracle’, but a sector that has been largely absent from the Tanzania success story is industry...

Industrial policy Manufacturing
Made in Africa: Learning to Compete in Industry

Over the past forty years, industry and business interests have moved increasingly from the developed to the developing world, yet Africa’s share of global manufacturing has fallen from about 3 percent in 1970 to less than 2 percent in 2014...

Competition Econometrics Globalization
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