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Author Schwank, Oliver. Author.

Title Linkages in South African Economic Development Industrialisation without Diversification? Oliver Schwank.

Imprint Frankfurt a.M. Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften [2018], ©2010.


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Edition 1st, New ed.
Description 1 online resource.
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Series Forschungsergebnisse der Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien 41.
Free online access: JSTOR.
Thesis Thesis (Doctoral).
Contents Historical Overview of South African Industrial Development -- Linkages in Economic Theory -- A Simulation of Linkage Effects in South African Industrial Development -- Empirical Assessment of Linkage Strength -- Recent Industrial Policy Revisited.
Summary How can South Africa diversify its industrial sector so that it is less dependent on mineral exports, increases labour absorption and reduces unemployment? This book sheds more light on the structure of South Africa's economy, its industrial sector and inter-sectoral linkages by simulating an economic geography model of the vertical linkages type, by testing linkage strength econometrically and by analysing industrial policy's role in shaping its development path. It finds that linkages did play an important role in industrial development in South Africa, yet they have often been reinforced by policy interventions. Industrial policy is still geared to benefit the sectors close to the country's mineral endowment, and thus contributes to South Africa's lopsided industrial development.
Biography Oliver Schwank is a development economist with research interests in industrial development and the political economy of development, in particular in the South African context. He completed his Ph. D. at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and continues to work on African development issues.
Note Online resource; title from title screen (viewed December 28, 2018).
Subject Diversification in industry -- South Africa.
Industries -- South Africa.
South Africa -- Economic policy.
Economic development -- South Africa.
Diversification in industry. (OCoLC)fst00895700
Economic development. (OCoLC)fst00901785
Economic policy. (OCoLC)fst00902025
Industries. (OCoLC)fst00971852
South Africa. (OCoLC)fst01204616
Genre/Form Academic theses. (OCoLC)fst01726453
Electronic books.
Academic theses.
Other Form: Print version: 9783631587010
ISBN 9783631753859 (electronic bk.)
3631753853 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9783631753859
10.3726/b13904 doi

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