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Author Lall, Sanjaya.

Title Failing to compete : technology development and technology systems in Africa / Sanjaya Lall, Carlo Pietrobelli.

Published Cheltenham ; Northhampton, Mass. : Edward Elgar Pub., c2002.


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Physical description xvii, 268 p. : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-257) and index.
Contents 1. Competitiveness and national technology systems : an introduction -- 2. The relative competitive and technological performance of Sub-Saharan Africa -- 3. Kenya -- 4. Tanzania -- 5. Uganda -- 6. Ghana -- 7. Zimbabwe.
Summary This unique study draws on extensive fieldwork assessing technology systems in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe in the context of their export competitiveness. Its emphasis is on the role of technology systems in building industrial competitiveness and in this it finds deficiencies in the systems in all these countries, though there are also significant differences between them. Comparisons are made with more successful economies, particularly those of East Asia, and policy implications are drawn for the strengthening of technology support systems. Central to the book is its combination of academic analysis with a strong policy focus - policy implications are drawn for each case-study country.
Other author Pietrobelli, Carlo, 1959-
Edward Elgar Publishing.
Subject Technological innovations -- Economic aspects -- Africa -- Case studies.
Africa -- Economic conditions -- 1960-
ISBN 9781840646405 (hardback)
9781781950579 (e-book)