Industrial Adjustment in Sub-Saharan Africa

Industrial Adjustment in Sub-Saharan Africa

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This collection of papers by experts in sub-Saharan industry, finance, and business deals with industrial experience by country. It covers strategic orientations, policy perspectives, adjustment experiences, and the business environment. It also examines entrepreneurship and industrial adjustment in the small-scale sector. Other issues scrutinized include: finance, technology, and public enterprise management and restructuring. The papers are augmented by tables describing the economic indicators and production structure in each country, together with a glossary and a select bibliography.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 310 pages
  • 180.3 x 256.5 x 27.9mm | 884.52g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • figures, tables
  • 019520784X
  • 9780195207842

Table of contents

Part 1 ISSUES AND EXPERIENCE: Overview: Introduction; The African experience with industrialization; Strategy for industrial restructuring; Policy adjustment; Institutional constraints on response to reform; Other issues; Strategic Orientations: World Bank Staff: Constraints and options; The United Nations Industrial Development Decade for Africa: Self-reliant industrial development; Bela Balassa: Inward-looking import substitution; Michael Roemer: Resource-based industrialization; Country Experiences: William F. Steel & Jonathan W. Evans: Growth trends in manufacturing; Sanjaya Lall: Industrial structure and exports; Ravi Gulhati & Uday Sekhar: Three late starters; World Bank Staff: The pattern of industrial development in Zambia; World Bank Staff: Industrial structure and incentives in Senegal; Tony Killick: Industrialization policies in Ghana; Part II: POLICY ADJUSTMENT: The Need for Reform: Ojetunji Aboyade: Features of the African industrial economy; Donald B. Keesing: Manufacturing in East Africa; William F. Steel & Jonathan W. Evans: Excess capacity; African Development Bank: Background to Lagos Plan of Action; Policy Perspectives: Sanjaya Lall: Achieving a more ideal structure; Anil Sood & Harinder Kohli: Strategies for restructuring; Michael Roemer: Making use of market signals; Donald B. Keesing: Promoting export and reducing excessive protection; William F. Steel & Bassirou A. Sarr: Agro-processing; Michael Michaely: Phasing of trade liberalization; Adjustment Experiences: World Bank Staff: Recent adjustment programs; Malathi Jayawickrama, Benoit Morin & William F. Steel: Lending in support of adjustment in sub-Saharan Africa, 1980-87; World Bank Staff: Impact of adjustment policies on manufacturing in Nigeria; World Bank Staff: Export-led growth in Mauritius; World Bank Staff: A phased approach to adjustment in C te d'Ivoire; William F. Steel: Recent policy reform and industrial adjustment in Zambia and Ghana; Part III: INSTITUTIONAL ISSUES: The Business Environment: Keith Marsden & Therese Belot: Impact of regulations and taxation on private industry; Robert H. Bates: Shelter from domestic competition; Lyn Squire: Improving tax structures; Alice Galenson: Investment incentives; World Bank Staff: Removing price controls in Ghana; World Bank Staff: Investment promotion and policies in Malawi; The Small-Scale Sector and Entrepreneurship: Carl Liedholm & Donald C. Mead: Magnitude and importance of small-scale industry; John M. Page, Jr & William F. Steel: The policy environment for small-scale enterprises; John M. Page, Jr: Factor markets; Victor Lavy & John Newman: Firm entry and labor market adjustment in C te d'Ivoire; Enyinna Chuta: Weaknesses in small enterprise management.
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