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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
Blog
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
Book
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
Book
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
Video
Exports, Learning and Industrialization (I)

L2C Conference - Parallel 1.2

Industrialization Industrial policy Manufacturing
Working Paper
Do firms learn by exporting or learn to export? Evidence from Senegalese manufacturing plant

The increasing quantity of literature investigating the impact of trade openness on firm efficiency has not yet provided a definite prediction of the direction of causality...

International trade Manufacturing
Blog
WIDER Annual Lecture 18: Managing Structural Transformation

18 December 2014 Roger Williamson At the UN headquarters in New York on 18 November 2014, Peter Timmer, emeritus professor from Harvard, showed how the three transformations (structural, agricultural, and dietary) relate to development...

Agriculture Climatic changes Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
Blog
New Structural Economics – An Interview with Justin Lin

27 August 2014 In this interview Justin Lin , Non-resident Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER, talks about how the state can enable the process of structural transformation of the economy, how to fund the necessary investments of this transformation...

Comparative economics Economic development Economic growth
Blog
Transforming Economic Structures in Africa – An Interview with Margaret McMillan

25 June 2014 In this interview Dr Margaret McMillan outlined the theory of structural transformation, which analyzes the underlying structure of the economy by employment shares in agriculture, manufacturing and the service sector...

Agriculture Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Labor productivity
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