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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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  • Liedholm, Carl & Parker, Joan Chamberlin, 1989. "Small Scale Manufacturing Growth in Africa: Initial Evidence," Food Security International Development Working Papers 54738, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
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