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Capitalism and African Business Cultures  

Scott D. Taylor

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Jul 2015
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Sep 2014
Scholars and practitioners once commonly linked “African culture” to a distinctive “African capitalism” that was at odds with genuine capitalism and the demands of modern business. Yet ... More

Innovation Capabilities for Sustainable Development in Africa  

Keun Lee, Calestous Juma, and John Mathews

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Jul 2015
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Dec 2014
This chapter examines how innovation capabilities can help Africa achieve sustainable development. In particular, it explores how learning mechanisms and channels of access to foreign ... More

Location Fundamentals, Agglomeration Economies, and The Geography of Multinational Firms  

Laura Alfaro and Maggie Xiaoyang Chen

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Feb 2019
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Mar 2019
This chapter examines the patterns and determinants underlying the global economic geography of multinational corporations (MNCs), focusing in particular on location fundamentals and ... More

Productivity and Economic Development  

Hak K. Pyo

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Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
This chapter provides both theoretical and empirical reviews on productivity and economic development. Its starting point is the surveys on literature that stress the importance of ... More

Structural Transformation and Manufacturing Employment  

Nobuya Haraguchi

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Feb 2019
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Mar 2019
This chapter explores the interrelationships between the growth of value added, employment, and labour productivity at the sub-sector level in the manufacturing sector, with a focus on ... More

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