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Title Technology and enterprise development : Ghana under structural adjustment / Sanjaya Lall ... [and others].

Published New York : St. Martin's Press, 1994.


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Physical description xiv, 262 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 250-254) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction and Analytical Approach -- 2. Background to Technology Development in Ghana -- 3. Methodology and Sample Characteristics -- 4. Technological Characteristics of the Panel Sample -- 5. Technological Capabilities: A Summary Evaluation -- 6. Technologically 'Competent' Firms -- 7. Human Capital and Technology Development -- 8. Technical Effort -- 9. Incentives and Other Influences on TC Development -- 10. Lesson of the Case Studies -- Appendix A: Textiles and Garments -- Appendix B: Food Processing -- Appendix C: Wood Working -- Appendix D: Metal Working.
Summary The process of technological development at the firm level is a primary determinant of industrial competitiveness and dynamism. However, little is known about the nature of technical capability acquisition in less industrialised countries. Enterprises in these countries face just as demanding a task in mastering and adapting industrial technologies as those in the newly industrialising economies.
This study, sponsored by the World Bank, is based on a detailed analysis of a sample of manufacturing enterprises of different sizes, ownership forms and specialisations in Ghana. It is the first such analysis for a less developed African country, and examine why industry in general has low capabilities and what effects the rapid liberalisation of the Ghana economy is having on its ability to compete and grow. It discusses why some enterprises are technologically better than others, and offers many useful insights into the origins of modern entrepreneurs as well as policy measures to support industrial development.
Other author Lall, Sanjaya, 1940-2005.
Subject Technological innovations -- Economic aspects -- Ghana.
Structural adjustment (Economic policy) -- Ghana.
ISBN 033361884X