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Journal ArticleExport Diversification and Economic Performance: Evidence from Brazil, China, India and South Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Southern Growth Engines and Technology GiantsFactor proportions Gross national product Industrial organization (Economic theory)
Journal ArticleSouthern Growth Engines and Technology Giants: Introduction
Part of Journal Special Issue Southern Growth Engines and Technology GiantsEconomic development Industrial organization (Economic theory) Industrial productivity
Journal Special IssueSouthern Growth Engines and Technology Giants
Fast-growing developing countries have emerged as an important destination and source of trade, investments and technology...Economic development Industrial organization (Economic theory) Industrial productivity
Book ChapterMeasuring the Business Environment for Entrepreneurship in Fragile States
From the book: Entrepreneurship and Economic DevelopmentEconomic development Mathematical models (Economic development) Entrepreneurship
Book ChapterOvercoming Adversity in Entrepreneurship-led Growth: Evidence from the Indian Software Sector
From the book: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic DevelopmentEconomic development Industrial organization (Economic theory) Information technology
Book ChapterTypes of Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth
From the book: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic DevelopmentEconomic development Entrepreneurship Industrial organization (Economic theory)
Working PaperDeterminants of Industrial Embeddedness: Evidence from African Manufacturing Firms
Recent developments in policy initiatives as well as some current practical events have combined to put the spotlight on the issue of industrial embeddedness in sub-Saharan Africa...Business networks Industrial organization (Economic theory) Industrial relations
Working PaperIndustrial Policy: Old and New Issues
The debate on industrial policy (IP) has been characterized by a number of contractions over the concept of industrial policy, its merits, contents and application. The purpose of this exploratory paper is to review the debate on IP...Commercial policy Entrepreneurship Industrial organization (Economic theory)
Working PaperEuropean Transition at Twenty: Assessing Progress in Countries and Sectors
This study gauges the status of transition in the formerly centrally planned economies of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, using a broad approach that compares countries with respect to their business environment, competition, and managerial practice...Commerce Economic development Industrial organization (Economic theory)
Working PaperA Model of Destructive Entrepreneurship
The current research on entrepreneurship as an economic phenomenon often assumes its desirability as a driver of economic development and growth...Comparative economics Economic development Entrepreneurship
Working PaperMeasuring the Business Environment for Entrepreneurship in Fragile States
This paper aims towards better understanding the role of entrepreneurship in fragile states, which despite the practical interest and relevance has been somewhat disregarded in academic research...Economic development Mathematical models (Economic development) Entrepreneurship
Working PaperEconomic Adversity and Entrepreneurship-led Growth: Lessons from the Indian Software Sector
It is commonly believed that the business environment in developing countries does not allow productive technology-based entrepreneurship to flourish...Economic development Industrial organization (Economic theory) Information technology
Working PaperImportance of Technological Innovation for SME Growth: Evidence from India
This paper probes the drivers, dimensions, achievements, and outcomes of technological innovations carried out by SMEs in the auto components, electronics, and machine tool sectors of Bangalore in India...Econometric models (Economic development) Industrial organization (Economic theory) Technological innovations
Working PaperTypes of Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth
In this paper, we empirically investigate the effect of entrepreneurship on economic growth at the country level...Economic development Entrepreneurship Industrial organization (Economic theory)
Working PaperExport Diversification and Specialization in South Africa: Extent and Impact
Should developing countries focus on diversifying their export basket or should they instead specialize their exports according to their existing comparative advantage?...Factor proportions Gross national product Industrial organization (Economic theory)
Working PaperExport Productivity and Specialization in China, Brazil, India and South Africa
This paper analyses the patterns of export productivity and trade specialization profiles in the China, Brazil, India and South Africa, and in other regional groupings...Gross national product Human capital Industrial organization (Economic theory)