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Structure industrielle et développement local du littoral tunisien, 1998-2004

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  • Mohamed Amara
  • Khaled Thabet

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The aim of this paper is to study the impacts of the local industrial structure (specialization, diversity, competitiveness and the firm’s size), of the wages and of the foreign direct investments on the productive performance of manufacturing plants in terms of added value using a panel data model. For five industrial sectors among 138 delegations of the coastal area of Tunisia over the period 1998-2004, our results show that specialization, diversification and competition are beneficial for the industrial development. Our study shows also that large size plants are more productive and that the foreign direct investments have negative impacts on the added value.

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  • Mohamed Amara & Khaled Thabet, 2012. "Structure industrielle et développement local du littoral tunisien, 1998-2004," Mondes en développement, De Boeck Université, vol. 0(1), pages 119-136.
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    1. Mohamed Amara & Khaled Thabet, 2016. "Firm and Regional Factors of Productivity: A Multilevel Analysis of Tunisian Manufacturing," Working Papers 1041, Economic Research Forum, revised 09 Jan 2016.
    2. Khaled Thabet, 2015. "Industrial structure and total factor productivity: the Tunisian manufacturing sector between 1998 and 2004," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 54(2), pages 639-662, March.

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