Learning to Compete in African Industry: Institutions and Technology in Development

1st Edition

Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka

Routledge
Published November 29, 2017
Reference - 207 Pages
ISBN 9780815390190 - CAT# K344569

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Summary

This book examines the institutional roots of the persistent differences in economic performance of firms, industries and countries in Africa. It draws attention to the role of institutions in supporting technical change and shows how technological progress is central to competitiveness in a global context. The role of initial conditions such as levels of literacy and natural endowment, the structure of industry and resource endowment are also emphasized. With its focus on how institutions shape systems of innovation this book makes a unique contribution to the debate about African development.

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