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The Asian drivers and SSA: is there a future for export-oriented African industrialisation?

Kaplinsky, Raphael and Morris, Mike (2009). The Asian drivers and SSA: is there a future for export-oriented African industrialisation? The World Economy, 32(1) pp. 1638–1655.

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Export-oriented industrialisation is the orthodoxy and is widely indicated as a development path for sub-Saharan Africa. In recent years there has been a surge of clothing exports from a limited number of SSA economies to the US. In 2006 these exports accounted for more than half of SSA’s manufactured exports (excluding South Africa). However, the ending of quota controls on Chinese clothing exports to the US led to a significant fall in these exports. Is this a harbinger for the future of export-oriented industrialisation in SSA in a world of a level trading playing field?

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 The Authors
ISSN: 1467-9701
Keywords: export oriented industrialisation; SSA; China; clothing and textile industry; fallacy of composition
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 30039
Depositing User: Raphael Kaplinsky
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2012 11:34
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2016 13:43
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