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Linkages to manufacturing in the resource sector: The case of the Angolan oil and gas industry

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  • Teka, Zeferino
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    This paper discusses the current state and future prospects of backward production linkages to the manufacturing sector in the Angolan oil and gas industry. The paper finds that local value-added links are currently limited to labour and to a lesser degree in basic services. However, there is a realistic and strategic potential for local manufacturing linkages to expand in the oilfield services sector of the industry, which in turn can stimulate industrial development. For this to be achieved, the factors that are currently constraining the expansion and deepening of linkages have to be addressed, namely, a weak local content strategy, a weak local skills and industrial base and the integration of industrial and oil sector policies.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Resources Policy.

    Volume (Year): 37 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 461-467

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jrpoli:v:37:y:2012:i:4:p:461-467

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    Keywords: Angola; Backward linkages; Manufacturing/Industrialisation; Oilfield services; Subsea control lines; Flowlines;

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    1. Cappelen, Adne & Mjoset, Lars, 2009. "Can Norway Be a Role Model for Natural Resource Abundant Countries? Keywords: cross-section models, economic development, natural resources, resource booms," Working Paper Series rp2009-23, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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