An Analysis of Industry Concentration in South African Manufacturing, 1972-2001
AbstractThis paper explores the trends in industry concentration of the South African manufacturing industry over the period from 1972 - 2001, with a primary focus on developments post 1996. Across all sectors of the manufacturing industry, concentration is found to have decreased. The analysis of bivariate associations yields several results. Amongst others, sectors which are highly concentrated (as measured by the Rosenbluth index) are more likely to exhibit lower employment growth. This is consistent across all ten census years. This paper also provides support for earlier results that low investment rates can in part be attributed to high levels of concentration.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Economic Research Southern Africa in its series Working Papers with number 26.
Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: 2005
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Concentration; Manufacturing; South Africa; Investment;
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- Johannes Fedderke & Dietmar Naumann, 2011. "An analysis of industry concentration in South African manufacturing, 1972-2001," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 43(22), pages 2919-2939.
- L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
- L5 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy
- L6 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing
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