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Small Scale Manufacturing Growth in Africa: Initial Evidence

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  • Liedholm, Carl
  • Parker, Joan Chamberlin
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    This paper examines the dynamics of small-scale manufacturing enterprises in developing countries, with emphasis on evidence from Africa. The creation, evolution, and disappearance of firms and how these patterns vary by country, stage of development, industrial sector, and policy environment are topics that fall within the purview of firm dynamics.

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    Paper provided by Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics in its series Food Security International Development Working Papers with number 54738.

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    Date of creation: 1989
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:midiwp:54738

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    Keywords: food security; food policy; small scale manufacturing; International Development; Downloads December 2008-June 2009: 52; Q18;

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    2. Tardif-Douglin, David & Ngirumwami, Jean Leonard & Shaffer, James D. & Murekezi, Anastase & Kampayana, Theobald, 1996. "Finding the Balance Between Agricultural and Trade Policy: Rwanda Coffee Policy in Flux," Food Security International Development Working Papers, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics 54691, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
    3. Ba, Moussa Batchily & Staatz, John M. & Farrelly, Laura L. & Camara, Youssouf & Dimithe, Georges, 1999. "Workshop on Agricultural Transformation in Africa: Abidjan, Côte D'Ivoire, September 26-29, 1995," Food Security International Development Working Papers, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics 54668, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
    4. Dinopoulos, Elias, 1996. "Agricultural R&D and Economic Growth," Food Security International Development Working Papers, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics 54690, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
    5. Anonymous & Crawford, Eric W., 1997. "Final Report-Workshop on Experiences and Options for Priority Setting in NARS, August 12-16, 1996, Nairobi, Kenya," Food Security International Development Working Papers, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics 54683, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
    6. Mather, David & Donovan, Cynthia & Jayne, Thomas S. & Weber, Michael T. & Chapoto, Antony & Mazhangara, Edward & Mghenyi, Elliot W. & Bailey, Linda & Yoo, Kyeongwon & Yamano, Takashi, 2004. "A Cross-Country Analysis of Household Response to Adult Mortality in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa: Implications for HIV/AIDS Mitigation and Rural Development Policies," Food Security International Development Policy Syntheses 11322, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
    7. Ba, Moussa Batchily & Staatz, John M. & Farrelly, Laura L. & Camara, Youssouf & Dimithe, Georges, 1999. "Atelier sur la transformation de l'agriculture en Afrique: Abidjan, Côte D'Ivoire, September 26-29, 1995," Food Security International Development Working Papers, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics 54669, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
    8. Tschirley, David L. & Jayne, Thomas S. & Mukumbu, Mulinge & Chisvo, Munhamo & Weber, Michael T. & Zulu, Ballard & Johansson, Robert C. & Santos, Paula Mota & Soroko, David, 1999. "Successes and Challenges of Food Market Reform: Experiences from Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe," Food Security International Development Policy Syntheses 11270, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
    9. Weber, Michael T., 1996. "Food Security II Cooperative Agreement: Project Fact Sheets (1995/96 version)," Food Security International Development Working Papers, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics 54696, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
    10. John Victor Mensah & Michael Tribe & John Weiss, 2007. "The small-scale manufacturing sector in Ghana: a source of dynamism or of subsistence income?," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 19(2), pages 253-273.
    11. Le Vallee, Jean-Charles, 1996. "Market Information Sources Available Through the Internet: Daily to Yearly Market and Outlook Reports, Prices, Commodities and Quotes," Food Security International Development Working Papers, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics 54686, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
    12. Jayne, Thomas S. & Shaffer, James D. & Staatz, John M. & Reardon, Thomas, 1997. "Improving the Impact of Market Reform on Agricultural Productivity in Africa: How Institutional Design Makes a Difference," Food Security International Development Working Papers, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics 54684, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
    13. Jayne, Thomas S. & Negassa, Asfaw & Myers, Robert J., 1998. "The Effect of Liberalization on Grain Prices and Marketing Margins in Ethiopia," Food Security International Development Working Papers, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics 54681, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
    14. Howard, Julie A. & Jeje, Jose Jaime & Tschirley, David L. & Strasberg, Paul J. & Crawford, Eric W. & Weber, Michael T., 1998. "What Makes Agricultural Intensification Profitable for Mozambican Smallholders? An Appraisal of the Inputs Subsector and the 1996/97 DNER/SG2000 Program," Food Security International Development Working Papers, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics 54680, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
    15. Weber, Michael T., 1996. "Food Security II Cooperative Agreement: Project Fact Sheets (1996 version)," Food Security International Development Working Papers, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics 54685, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.

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