Industrial Policy Reference Resource (191)

The Industrial Policy Reference Resource is a bibliography of key South African and international references on industrial policy and related subjects. It was developed with financial assistance from the Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) and the Department for International Development (DFID).

  The Industrial Policy Action Plan reflects work that has been undertaken by the dti and other government departments and is mostly ready for implementation.…

  • Authors The Department of Trade and Industry
  • Year 2010
  • Organisation DTI
  • Publisher DTI
This paper examines the industrial policy in South Africa, which is Africa's most developed and industrialized economy. Issues relating to the role of industrial policy…

  • Authors David Kaplan
  • Year 2007
  • Organisation University of Oxford
  • Publisher n/a
The author discusses the reasons that created a wider interest in research as part of industry policy making in Norway in the period between 1963…

  • Authors Olav Wicken
  • Year 2007
  • Organisation University of Oslo
  • Publisher TIK
This article discusses the convenience of adopting industrial policy in Brazil. We argue that the success of East Asian countries, usually explained by industrial policy,…

  • Authors Mauricio Canedo-Pinheiro, Pedro Cavalcanti Ferreira, Samuel De Abreu Pessoa & Luiz Guilherme Schymura
  • Year 2007
  • Organisation IBRE/FGV
In order to contribute towards government's goals for 2014 '­and beyond ' the National Industrial Policy Framework (NIPF) vision for South Africa's industrialisation trajectory is:…

  • Authors The Department of Trade and Industry
  • Year 2007
  • Organisation DTI
  • Publisher DTI
The EIU has compiled a cross-sectoral database of firms that are pursuing innovations within the environmental domain. This investigation analyses a subset of this database…

  • Authors Nicky Dee and Simon Ford
  • Year 2007
  • Organisation University of Cambridge
  • Publisher n/a
In the last decade, few countries have figured prominently as cases of late-late developers that achieved worldwide success with their Information Technology (IT) industries. This…

  • Authors Dan Breznitz
  • Year 2006
  • Organisation Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Publisher The Berkeley Electronic Press
This paper explores export performance in South Africa over the past 50 years, and concludes that a lagging process of structural transformation is part of…

  • Authors Ricardo Hausmann and Bailey Klinger
  • Year 2006
  • Organisation Harvard University
  • Publisher The President and the Fellows of Harvard College
What are the underlying rationales for industrial policy? Does empirical evidence support the use of industrial policy for correcting market failures that plague the process…

  • Authors Howard Pack & Kamal Saggi
  • Year 2006
  • Organisation The World Bank
  • Publisher Development Research Group
This paper focuses on the systems-of-innovation (SI) approach and its policy implications. It introduces the topic by briefly reviewing the emergence, development, and diffusion of…

  • Authors Charles Edquist & Cristina Chaminade
  • Year 2006
  • Organisation European Invest ment Bank
  • Publisher Economic and Finance Studies Division of the EIB
Rationalization and stabilization following the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s combined with the expansion and liberalization of regional and global trade to create…

  • Authors Richard Doner, Gregory Noble & John Ravehill
  • Year 2006
  • Organisation The World Bank
  • Publisher The World Bank Group
This paper seeks to offer an alternative perspective on the issues of changes in policy regime and firm-level technological capability development. The paper draws on…

  • Authors Paulo N Figueiredo
  • Year 2006
  • Organisation University of Sussex
  • Publisher Getulio Vargas Foundation/EBAPE
Learning has been recognized as an important factor in explaining the growth of firms in both industrial organization theory and literature. However, few models have…

  • Authors Madhuri Saripalle
  • Year 2006
  • Organisation University of Connecticut
  • Publisher MPRA
This paper presents a critical review of the Global Value Chain literature in light of the Technological Capabilities approach to innovation in LDCs. Participation in…

  • Authors Andrea Morrison, Carlo Pietrobelli and Roberta Rabellotti
  • Year 2006
  • Organisation CESPRI
  • Publisher Universita' Bocconi
This paper addresses a central question confronting politicians, business leaders, and economic planners throughout the world: How can local economic communities survive and prosper in…

  • Authors Sachi Hatakenaka, Peter Westnes, Martin Gjelsvik, Richard K. Lester
  • Year 2006
  • Organisation Industrial Performance Centre-MIT
  • Publisher MIT
The present study is aimed at assisting African countries to formulate concrete proposals related to market access for non-agricultural commodities. Accordingly, we will endeavour to…

  • Authors Hakim Ben Hammouda, Stephen Karingi, Romain Perez and Mustapha Sadni-Jallab
  • Year 2006
  • Organisation Economic Commission for Africa
  • Publisher UNDP
This document presents the proposed South African Biofuels Industrial Draft Strategy, outlining Government approach to addressing policy, regulations and incentives. Internationally, biofuels are growing, due…

  • Authors Department of Minerals and Energy
  • Year 2006
  • Organisation Department of Minerals and Energy
  • Publisher n/a
This survey of European industrial policy aims to set out and explain the great significance of European integration in determining (changes in) structure and performance…

  • Authors Jacques Pelkmans
  • Year 2006
  • Organisation College of Europe
  • Publisher E. Elgar
This survey outlines the characteristics and drivers of the phases of European industrial policy over the last century and attempts some conclusions about policy impacts.…

  • Authors James Foreman-Peck
  • Year 2006
  • Organisation European Invest ment Bank
  • Publisher Economic and Finance Studies Division of the EIB

  • Authors Ha-Joon Chang
  • Year 2006
  • Organisation European Investment Bank
  • Publisher n/a
This paper reviews recent empirical evidence that places industrial development and non-traditional manufactures in particular, in the driving seat of economic growth and development. This…

  • Authors Dani Rodrik
  • Year 2006
  • Organisation Harvard University
  • Publisher UN-DESA
Very little has been written, at least in recent decades, about Keynes's radical rethinking of microeconomic theory and policy in the 1920s. The traditional view…

  • Authors James Crotty
  • Year 2006
  • Organisation University of Massachusetts
  • Publisher n/a
The South is becoming a major player in world industry and trade. Since the 1980s, its share in world manufacturing added has almost doubled; its…

  • Authors UNIDO
  • Year 2006
  • Organisation UNIDO
  • Publisher UNIDO Publication
This paper summarizes the case for open economy industrial policy (OEIP) in Latin America and the Caribbean and responds to potential objections, namely, endogeneity, selection…

  • Authors Andrew Schrank & Marcus Kurtz
  • Year 2006
  • Organisation LSE/ISA
  • Publisher n/a
The main patterns of industrial development over the past decade are reviewed together with the broad thrusts of industrial policy. Despite major restructuring of industry…

  • Authors Simon Roberts
  • Year 2005
  • Organisation University of Witwatersrand
  • Publisher United Nations Publication
Africa's industrial performance has been poor and its ability to industrialize successfully is under increasing question. This paper argues that industrialization remains vital to African…

  • Authors Sanjaya Lall & Erika Kraemer-Mbula
  • Year 2005
  • Organisation University of Oxford
  • Publisher QEH
This report considers the obstacles to the practice of meaningful industrial policy by the governments of developing countries and also considers their impact on the…

  • Authors Larry E. Westphal
  • Year 2005
  • Organisation University of Oxford
  • Publisher QEH
The Finnish experience in the 1990s represents one of the few examples of how knowledge can become the driving force in economic growth and transformation.…

  • Authors Pekka Yla-Antilla & Chritopher Palmberg
  • Year 2005
  • Organisation ETLA - The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy
  • Publisher ETLA
This paper seeks to contribute to the debate relative to industrial technological capability building in association with changes into a liberalised and globalized economic regime…

  • Authors Paulo N Figueiredo
  • Year 2005
  • Organisation Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics
  • Publisher Getulio Vargas Foundation/EBAPE
This Report focuses on a number of structural issues that have passed largely unnoticed and where substantial degrees of freedom remain for domestic policymaking vis-à-vis…

  • Authors UNIDO
  • Year 2005
  • Organisation UNIDO
  • Publisher UNIDO Publication
This paper examines empirical evidence of the technological capabilities of firms in the industrial pole of Manaus, in a developing area of northern Brazil. It…

  • Authors Paulo N Figueiredo and Conceicao Vedovello
  • Year 2005
  • Organisation UNU-INTECH
  • Publisher United Nations University
This paper looks at the link between emergence and intention for economic development, specifically as it relates to the development of technologically innovative regions. Hence…

  • Authors Markku Sotarauta & Smita Srinivas
  • Year 2005
  • Organisation Industrial Performance Centre-MIT
  • Publisher MIT
The main objective of this paper is to examine critically the importance, performance and underweighting of the industrial sector in Sub-Saharan Africa focusing on three…

  • Authors S. M. Kapunda
  • Year 2005
  • Organisation CODESRIA
  • Publisher CODESRIA
South Africa is a developing country that currently has no obligation to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under agreements such as the Kyoto Protocol. Moreover,…

  • Authors Mark Howells and John A. Laitner
  • Year 2005
  • Organisation University of Cape Town
  • Publisher ERC-UCT
Local production of pharmaceuticals in developing countries may be seen as helping to stimulate industrial policy and/or as stimulating pharmaceutical access to needed medicines. However,…

  • Authors Warren A Kaplan & Richard Laing
  • Year 2005
  • Organisation HNP-The World Bank
  • Publisher IBRD/The World Bank
The Energy Foundations China Sustainable Energy Program (CSEP) has undertaken a major project investigating fiscal and tax policy options for stimulating energy efficiency and renewable…

  • Authors Lynn Price, Christina Galitsky, Jonathan Sinton, Ernst Worrell & Wina Graus
  • Year 2005
  • Organisation University of California
  • Publisher Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
The paper attempts to provide a concise and holistic overview of post-apartheid South Africa's competing imperatives in designing its economic policy, in which trade and…

  • Authors Barbara Kalima-Phiri
  • Year 2005
  • Organisation SARPN
  • Publisher SARPN
The paper presents an in-depth case study of the Shanghai Baosteel Group as a contribution to overall assessment of the competitiveness and catch-up capability of…

  • Authors Yasheng Huang
  • Year 2005
  • Organisation The Chinese Economic Association
  • Publisher Routledge. Tailor and Francis Group
Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan are regarded as primary examples of countries that have derived great benefits from increasing integration with the international economy, without…

  • Authors Marcus Noland and Howard Pack
  • Year 2005
  • Organisation Institute for International Economics
  • Publisher Institute for International Economics
The focus of this paper is on industrial policy, an area that has been neglected not only in the discussion document mentioned, but also in…

  • Authors Omano Edigheji
  • Year 2005
  • Organisation Centre for Policy Studies
  • Publisher SARPN
This article argues that skills development in South Africa must be aligned to the economic and political imperatives of reducing unemployment and poverty, while fostering…

  • Authors Miriam Altman and Marina Mayer
  • Year 2005
  • Organisation Human Sciences Research Council
  • Publisher Routledge: Tailor and Francis Group
Customs unions represent a form of deep economic integration. The Southern African Customs Union (SACU), comprising four small members - Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland (BLNS)…

  • Authors Colin McCarthy and Dirk Hansohm
  • Year 2005
  • Organisation University of Stellenbosch
  • Publisher Tralac
The paper reviews the impact of industrial policy on growth in developing countries from the 1960s until the present. This is a propitious time to…

  • Authors Helen Shapiro
  • Year 2005
  • Organisation United Nations DESA
  • Publisher United Nations Publication
While the importance of technological capabilities to economic development is widely acknowledged, there is little agreement about the processes governing these capabilities, or about the…

  • Authors Simon Roberts
  • Year 2005
  • Organisation Human Resources Research Council
  • Publisher HSRC Press
In this paper, we examine the political economy and consequences of industrial policy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Unlike in many…

  • Authors Mustapha Nabli, Jennifer Keller, Claudia Nassif and Carlos Silva-Jauregui
  • Year 2005
  • Organisation The World Bank
  • Publisher The World Bank Group

  • Authors Ha-Joon Chang
  • Year 2005
  • Organisation University of Cambridge
  • Publisher QEH
The discussion on this paper is based on the development of a framework for conducting industrial policy that minimizes the risk that it will generate…

  • Authors Dani Rodrik
  • Year 2004
  • Organisation UNIDO
  • Publisher n/a
In the last decade, three countries have figured prominently as cases of late-late developing countries that achieved worldwide success with their Information Technology (IT) industries:…

  • Authors Dan Breznitz
  • Year 2004
  • Organisation Industrial Performance Centre-MIT
  • Publisher MIT
About 37% of the primary energy consumed both in the U.S. and globally is used by the industrial sector. A variety of energy efficiency policies…

  • Authors Christina Galitsky, Lynn Price & Ernst Worrell
  • Year 2004
  • Organisation University of California
  • Publisher Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
This paper attempts to determine whether conditions amenable to successful selective interventions to capture cross-industry externalities are likely to be fulfilled in practice. Three criteria…

  • Authors Marcus Noland & Howard Pack
  • Year 2004
  • Organisation Institute of International Economics
  • Publisher Institute for International Economics
China's industrial policy for high-technology industries combines key features of the policies pursued elsewhere in East Asia, such as opening to foreign investors and supporting…

  • Authors Greg Linden
  • Year 2004
  • Organisation UC Berkeley
  • Publisher Berkeley Electronic Press
This chapter aims to examine whether there are indeed certain institutional prerequisites that a country should have before it can implement selective industrial and trade…

  • Authors Ha-Joon Chang
  • Year 2004
  • Organisation The International Development Research Centre
  • Publisher IDRC/CRDI
This paper characterises the process of economic policymaking and implementation in Zimbabwe, focusing on trade and industrial policies. Specifically, the study investigates the mechanisms through…

  • Authors Benson Zwizwai, Admore Kambudzi and Bonface Mauwa
  • Year 2004
  • Organisation The International Development Research Centre
  • Publisher IDRC/CRDI
The aim of this chapter is to bring to the fore the historical context in which economic policies and industrial strategies have been carried out…

  • Authors Gaye Daffe and Momar Coumba Diop
  • Year 2004
  • Organisation The International Development Research Centre
  • Publisher IDRC/CRDI
Firm-level data were used to estimate changes in factor efficiencies - imported inputs being one of them - over three sub-periods, 1977-84,1985-91,1992-99. These respectively denote…

  • Authors Sanghamitra Das and Sambasiva Rao
  • Year 2004
  • Organisation Indian Statistical Institute
  • Publisher Indian Statistical Institute
Empirical evidence strongly suggests that R&D increases a firm's "absorptive capacity" (its ability to absorb spillovers from other firms) as well as contributing directly to…

  • Authors Dermot Leahy and J. Peter Neary
  • Year 2004
  • Organisation University of Dublin
  • Publisher CEPR
This paper analyses the interplay of policy reform and entrepreneurship in a model where investment decisions and policy outcomes are both subject to uncertainty. The…

  • Authors Murat Iyigun and Dani Rodrik
  • Year 2004
  • Organisation Harvard University and University of Colorado
  • Publisher NBER
The 1990s witnessed the emergence of a considerable body of research making a case for placing more emphasis on interfirm co-operation, networks, regional collaboration and…

  • Authors Mike Morris and Glen Robbins
  • Year 2004
  • Organisation INTECH
  • Publisher INTECH
This paper has a discrete, bounded and limited focus. It is about the role of government in facilitating cluster development in developing country contexts. The…

  • Authors Mike Morris, Glen Robbins and Justin Barnes
  • Year 2004
  • Organisation UKZN
  • Publisher School of Development Studies
We study the impact of government's budget constraint on the privatization decision of increasing returns to scale industry. Privatization is associated with prices liberalization, public…

  • Authors Emmanuelle Auriol and Pierre Picard
  • Year 2004
  • Organisation University of Toulouse and University of Manchester
  • Publisher SSRN
A market economy allocates too few resources to an industry with increasing returns to scale, such as an agglomerated cluster. A subsidy to the cluster…

  • Authors Linda Orvedal
  • Year 2004
  • Organisation Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration
  • Publisher European Trade Study Group
Reducing the proportion of state-owned shares (SOSs) in China is a complicated undertaking related to several reform issues, including the strategic reform of the economy…

  • Authors Ke Li and Tongliang An
  • Year 2004
  • Organisation University of Connecticut
  • Publisher Blackwell Publishers
This paper examines selected policies, programmes and institutions that are central to industrial and trade policy in South Africa. Attention is principally focused on policy…

  • Authors David Lewis, Kabelo Reed and Ethel Teljeur
  • Year 2004
  • Organisation The International Development Research Centre
  • Publisher IDRC/CRDI
This paper looks at economic reform against the backdrop of lower employment and increasing skill intensity of the economy and a consistently high gini-co-efficent ratio…

  • Authors Rashad Cassim
  • Year 2004
  • Organisation UKZN
  • Publisher HSRC Press
During evaluation one should consider what would have happened in the absence of assistance. To produce an assessment of this counter-factual scenario involves considering the…

  • Authors Helena Lenihan
  • Year 2004
  • Organisation University of Limerick
  • Publisher Routledge. Tailor and Francis Group
China has actively implemented an industrial policy during the last two decades. However, despite important progress, the overall result is rather disappointing. Should China continue…

  • Authors Peter Nolan and Huaichuan Rui
  • Year 2004
  • Organisation University of Cambridge
  • Publisher Routledge. Tailor and Francis Group
This paper traces the evolution of the policy environment in Kenya with specific reference to strategic trade and industrial policies. It examines the role of…

  • Authors Gerrishon K. Ikiara, Joshua Olewe-Nyunya and Walter Odhiambo
  • Year 2004
  • Organisation The International Development Research Centre
  • Publisher IDRC/CRDI
Nigeria's experience with external trade and industrialisation is a classic case of tragedy. Since independence the country has experienced rapid de-industrialisation, continuing loss of market…

  • Authors N. I. Ikpeze, C. C. Soludo and N. N. Elekwa
  • Year 2004
  • Organisation The International Development Research Centre
  • Publisher IDRC/CRDI
SMEs industrial districts foster their success and the development of their local economic systems through the process of diffusion and accumulation of knowledge between firms…

  • Authors Giancarlo Coro and Mario Volpe
  • Year 2004
  • Organisation University of Venice
  • Publisher UNIVE
This book maps the policy process and political economy of policymaking in Africa. Its focus on trade and industrial policy makes it unique in the…

  • Authors Charles C. Soludo, Osita Ogbu & Ha-Joon Chang
  • Year 2004
  • Organisation International Development Research Centre
  • Publisher Africa World Press
The Government of the State of Eritrea has defined a macro-economic policy for recovery, reconstruction and development, which emphasises the new role of the Government…

  • Authors UNIDO
  • Year 2004
  • Organisation UNIDO
  • Publisher UNIDO Publication
This paper considers a case study of the challenges posed to interventionist economic policy-making by the existence and operation of the free trade institutions. The…

  • Authors Jim Stanford
  • Year 2003
  • Organisation Canadian Auto Workers
  • Publisher n/a
Globalization is a pervasive influence on industrialization in the developing world. As the embodiment of technological progress and more open markets, it offers huge productive…

  • Authors Sanjaya Lall
  • Year 2003
  • Organisation University of Oxford
  • Publisher QEH
The paper reviews the nature of current globalization and the growing divergence in competitive performance in the developing world. It considers the case for industrial…

  • Authors Sanjaya Lall
  • Year 2003
  • Organisation University of Oxford
  • Publisher QEH
This paper seeks to draw together the work undertaken for the EU (Fourth Framework Programme) TSER project on Science, Technology and Broad Industrial Policy with…

  • Authors Margaret Sharp
  • Year 2003
  • Organisation University College of London
  • Publisher UCL
In the policy realm, the orthodox terms of engagement with globalization have been enshrined in the Washington consensus of secure property rights, fiscal discipline, sectorally…

  • Authors Marcus Noland & Howard Pack
  • Year 2003
  • Organisation LAEBA
  • Publisher Inter-American Development Bank
This paper briefly reviews what is new about emerging pathways to innovation in Asian electronics industries. I demonstrate that the role of Asia's leading players…

  • Authors Dieter Ernst
  • Year 2003
  • Organisation East West Center
  • Publisher East West Center
The United Nations has made access to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) a primary objective for the developing world. Several policies have been implemented to…

  • Authors Trisha L. Bezmen and Craig A Depken II
  • Year 2003
  • Organisation University of Texas
  • Publisher n/a
Mainstream economics and the Washington Consensus caution against industrial policies that target sectors, firms and regions. At the most they favour cross-sectoral policies which address…

  • Authors Justin Barnes, Raphael Kaplinsky and Mike Morris
  • Year 2003
  • Organisation Institute of Development Studies
  • Publisher IDS
Project results show that the international industrial networks in CEE are organized by MNCs and are limited in scope (mainly intra-firm). The weakest node for…

  • Authors Slavo Radosevic
  • Year 2003
  • Organisation University College of London
  • Publisher UCL
During the 1990s, South Africa's trade policy was drastically reformed. This mainly entailed rapid tariff liberalisation agreed to under the General Agreement on Tariffs and…

  • Authors Juganathan Rangasamy
  • Year 2003
  • Organisation University of Pretoria
  • Publisher n/a
This paper analyses the impact of industrial policy on the demand for labour. It shows that South Africa's industrial development has historically been driven by…

  • Authors Miriam Altman and Marina Mayer
  • Year 2003
  • Organisation HSRC
  • Publisher n/a
Trade policy is a central feature of the South African government's economic policy. In the early post-transition years it was widely debated. This debate is…

  • Authors Peter Draper
  • Year 2003
  • Organisation SAIIA
  • Publisher SAIIA
The complexity of the system of incentives and uncertainty surrounding the nature of relationships between policy variables in South Africa's motor industry tend to discourage…

  • Authors Trevor Bell
  • Year 2003
  • Organisation The National Union of Metal workers of South Africa (NUMSA)
  • Publisher NUMSA
It is well established that there are collective economic gains to be realised from local industrial agglomerations. These gains arise from labour market pooling, knowledge…

  • Authors Johannes Machaka and Simon Roberts
  • Year 2003
  • Organisation University of Witwatersrand
  • Publisher University of Witwatersrand
It is well established that there are collective economic gains to be realised from local industrial agglomerations. These gains arise from labour market pooling, knowledge…

  • Authors Johannes Machaka and Simon Roberts
  • Year 2003
  • Organisation University of Witwatersrand
  • Publisher University of Witwatersrand
Although the Constitution envisages an economic system for Lao PDR based on market mechanisms, a review of the government's overall approach to industrial planning concludes…

  • Authors UNIDO
  • Year 2003
  • Organisation UNIDO
  • Publisher UNIDO Publication
The theory of strategic trade policy highlights differences in the commitment ability of firms and governments as a key motivation for intervention in oligopolistic markets.…

  • Authors J Peter Neary and Dermot Leahy
  • Year 2003
  • Organisation University of Dublin
  • Publisher CEPR
South Africa needs an economy that can sustainably meet the needs of all its economic citizens - both its people and their enterprises. This implies…

  • Authors DTI
  • Year 2003
  • Organisation DTI
  • Publisher DTI
Since 2001 the Sector Job Summit project located at NALEDI has been conducting in-depth research in a number of industries in South Africa. The primary…

  • Authors Mandy Moussouris
  • Year 2003
  • Organisation Naledi
  • Publisher Naledi
This paper is an exploration of the social capital needs of industrial development. 'œSocial capital' attracts considerable attention in socio-political analysis and we are beginning…

  • Authors Sanjaya Lall
  • Year 2002
  • Organisation University of Oxford
  • Publisher QEH
This paper offers a nuanced and variegated view of the Southeast Asian economic miracles in comparative East Asian perspective, i.e. by comparing and contrasting the…

  • Authors Jomo Kwane Sundaram
  • Year 2002
  • Organisation University of Malay
  • Publisher n/a
This paper explores the regional innovation paradox and its policy implications. The regional innovation paradox refers to the apparent contradiction between the comparatively greater need…

  • Authors Christine Oughton, Mikel Landabaso & Kevin Morgan
  • Year 2002
  • Organisation University of London
  • Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers
This paper examines two sectors, integrated circuits (ICs) and personal computers (PCs). These sectors have figured prominently in Taiwan's technology policy. Both have had their…

  • Authors Douglas B. Fuller
  • Year 2002
  • Organisation Industrial Performance Centre-MIT
  • Publisher MIT
This paper is a commentary which addresses the key issues in the South African automotive industry. The paper discusses the success of the motor industry…

  • Authors Frank Flatters
  • Year 2002
  • Organisation TIPS/NEDLAC
U.S. industry consumes approximately 37% of the nations energy to produce 24% of the nations GDP. Increasingly, society is confronted with the challenge of moving…

  • Authors Ernst Worrell, Nathan Martin Lynn Price and Michael Ruth
  • Year 2002
  • Organisation University of California
  • Publisher Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
This paper analyses industrial policy in a high wage open economy hosting an agglomeration consisting of vertically linked upstream and downstream firms. We show that…

  • Authors Rikard Forslid & Karen-Helene Ulltveit-Moe
  • Year 2002
  • Organisation Research Council of Norway
  • Publisher CEPR
The continuing expansion and deepening integration of the European union is re-defining the map of threats and opportunities for both companies and regions in Europe.…

  • Authors Ray Hudson
  • Year 2002
  • Organisation Sussex European Institute
  • Publisher ERSC
For twelve years now, China has attempted to develop and to consolidate its automotive industry through an industrial policy approach closely modeled on that implemented…

  • Authors Yasheng Huang
  • Year 2002
  • Organisation Harvard Business School
  • Publisher Routledge. Tailor and Francis Group
This research project on the South African white goods manufacturing industry is part of a broader initiative bringing together researchers globally to study changes taking…

  • Authors Andries Bezuidenhout
  • Year c
  • Organisation NUMSA
  • Publisher n/a
South Africa's economic performance between 1995 and 2000 has been shaped by two main factors. The first is the political transition marked by the country's…

  • Authors Stephen Gelb and Ethel Teljeur
  • Year 2002
  • Organisation UNECA
  • Publisher The Edge Institute
Developments in the automotive industry have received considerable positive publicity over the last few years. Firstly, and most importantly, this is a consequence of rapid…

  • Authors Anthony Black
  • Year 2002
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publisher TIPS
The Government Integrated Manufacturing Strategy identifies competitiveness as its primary focus, and value matrices as the framework within which to assess manufacturing performance. This paper…

  • Authors Simon Roberts
  • Year 2002
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publisher TIPS
The broad industrial strategy followed since the 1920s, even though not consciously framed in those terms, seemed to display three main characteristics. First, it contained…

  • Authors A Bezuidenhout
  • Year 2002
  • Organisation NEDLAC
  • Publisher Umanyano Publications
While B2B e-commerce represents a major technological innovation and marks a significant development in organisational interconnectivity (i.e., the ability to network both internally and externally),…

  • Authors Sagren Moodley
  • Year 2002
  • Organisation University of Witwatersrand
  • Publisher IDRC/CRDI
Exports and foreign investment in the South African motor industry have been growing rapidly. The Motor Industry Development Program (MIDP) has been a crucial factor…

  • Authors Frank Flatters
  • Year 2002
  • Organisation USAID
  • Publisher TSG
Before the transition from a socialist to a market economy in 1990, the manufacturing sector generated a quarter of total GDP and modern sector employment.…

  • Authors UNIDO
  • Year 2002
  • Organisation UNIDO
  • Publisher UNIDO Publication
The Business and Industry Policy Forum explored how the global restructuring strategies being pursued by firms have changed over time, the challenges that firms face…

  • Authors OECD
  • Year 2002
  • Organisation OECD
  • Publisher OECD
The paper contributes to the design of an early-warning system for Thailand by adopting a long-term perspective on structural issues such as the composition of…

  • Authors Shafiq Dhanani and Philippe Scholtes
  • Year 2002
  • Organisation UNIDO
  • Publisher UNIDO Publication

  • Authors Ministry of defence UK
  • Year 2002
  • Organisation Ministry of Defence UK
  • Publisher Ministry of Defence UK
This report shows starkly how wide the dispersion is in levels of industrial development, how much it has grown and, most important, how it reflects…

  • Authors UNIDO
  • Year 2002
  • Organisation UNIDO
  • Publisher UNIDO Publication
In analyzing the impact of industrial policy, it is important to distinguish between the initiation of industrialization and its continuance once a higher level of…

  • Authors Howard Noland and Howard Pack
  • Year 2002
  • Organisation Institute of International Economics
  • Publisher Central Bank of Chile
To prepare for the negotiations with government and business at the Sector Job Summits (SJSs), NALEDI and COSATU and its affiliates are developing policies relevant…

  • Authors Mandy Moussouris and David Jarvis
  • Year 2002
  • Organisation Naledi
  • Publisher Naledi
The purpose of this paper is to highlight a number of issues that impede sub-Saharan Africa's endeavour to achieve a higher degree of industrialization, with…

  • Authors Kandeh Yumkella & Jebamalai Vinanchiarachi
  • Year 2001
  • Organisation UNIDO/CSAE
  • Publisher UNIDO Publication
Offsets or industrial participation have become an increasingly important part of arms procurement, with the promise of economic benefits often being an important justification of…

  • Authors P Dunne and Richard Haines
  • Year 2001
  • Organisation MUBS
  • Publisher MUBS
Chinese industrial sector energy-efficiency policy has gone through a number of distinct phases since the founding of the People's Republic in 1949. An initial period…

  • Authors Lynn Price, Ernst Worrell and J Sinton
  • Year 2001
  • Organisation University of California
  • Publisher Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
This paper studies the size and number of industrial clusters that will arise in a multi-country world in which one sector has a propensity to…

  • Authors Victor D Norman & Anthony J Venables
  • Year 2001
  • Organisation UK ESRC
  • Publisher CEPR
The theory of strategic trade policy yields ambiguous recommendations for assistance to exporting firms in oligopolistic industries. However, some writers have suggested that investment subsidies…

  • Authors Dermot Leahy & J. Peter Neary
  • Year 2001
  • Organisation University College Dublin
  • Publisher CEPR
The recent emergence of the cluster concept represents one of the most common policy approaches to addressing the tensions between globalization and localization. Originally articulated…

  • Authors Philip Raines
  • Year 2001
  • Organisation University of Srathclyde
Economic growth can be described at the macro level, but it can never be explained at that level. Economic growth is a matter of experimental…

  • Authors Bo Carlsson & Gunnar Eliasson
  • Year 2001
  • Organisation Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics
The purpose of this report is to provide a preliminary overview of the 'key' trends, challenges and opportunities facing the leather industry of South Africa.…

  • Authors Richard Ballard
  • Year 2001
  • Organisation UKZN
  • Publisher UKZN
In May 2001, the State Government of Orissa organized a review workshop in Bhubaneswar to discuss prospects for growth and industrial policy, following the undertaking…

  • Authors UNIDO
  • Year 2001
  • Organisation UNIDO
  • Publisher UNIDO Publication
Industrial Policy in the traditional sense was reactive, bureaucratic and demand side based. By contrast, modern industrial policy requires pro-active intervention and changes. Consequently, it…

  • Authors UNIDO
  • Year 2001
  • Organisation UNIDO
  • Publisher UNIDO Publication
South Africa's current industrial policy has a two level focus: sectoral and spatial. The former (addressed here) deals with improving the performance and competitiveness of…

  • Authors H Nel and G Makuwaza
  • Year 2001
  • Organisation Rhodes University
  • Publisher SA Economic Society
Through a study of the plastics sector in South Africa, the article critically examines the pro-globalisation position that greater openness yields gains from exports and…

  • Authors Simon Roberts
  • Year 2001
  • Organisation University of Witwatersrand
  • Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Recent research has demonstrated the possibility of welfare-enhancing industrial policy. This paper analyses the impact of industrial policy on Japan's trade pattern, and explores the…

  • Authors Marcus Noland
  • Year 2001
  • Organisation John Hopkins University
  • Publisher John Hopkins University
This paper explores how growth and job creation depend on private sector choices concerning how to produce, that is the relative proportions of capital and…

  • Authors Michael Samson, Kenneth Mac Quene and Ingrid van Niekerk
  • Year 2001
  • Organisation TIPS/EPRI/USAID
  • Publisher TIPS
The post-apartheid 'economic miracle' has not happened. Job losses are reaching astronomical proportions. While the current Budget is expansionary, it will not lead to the…

  • Authors David Jarvis
  • Year 2001
  • Organisation Naledi
  • Publisher Naledi
This document adopts the DPE's assumption that competition will almost inevitably ensure more efficient and effective service delivery. The principal insight underlying the DTI's industrial…

  • Authors DTI
  • Year 2001
  • Organisation DTI
  • Publisher DTI
This article aims to analyse some of the possibilities and barriers that local communities face in promoting endogenous industrial development in an increasingly globalised economy.…

  • Authors Arne Isaksen
  • Year 2001
  • Organisation Canadian Journal of Science
  • Publisher Canadian Journal of Science
The debate about industrial policy occasioned by the East Asian financial crisis is the latest chapter in an ongoing discussion about the effectiveness of selective…

  • Authors Howard Pack
  • Year 2000
  • Organisation The World Bank
  • Publisher Oxford University Press
This paper analyses the case for selective industrial and trade policies in Africa, drawing upon the lessons of East Asia. It reviews the theoretical arguments…

  • Authors Sanjaya Lall
  • Year 2000
  • Organisation University of Oxford
  • Publisher QEH
In continued pursuit of its mandate to help countries reduce poverty and improve living standards through sustainable growth and investment in people, the World Bank…

  • Authors Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen
  • Year 2000
  • Organisation The World Bank
  • Publisher The World Bank Group
We characterise optimal trade and industrial policy in dynamic oligopolistic markets. If governments can commit to future policies, optimal first-period intervention should diverge from the…

  • Authors J Peter Neary & Dermot Leahy
  • Year 2000
  • Organisation Royal Economic Society
  • Publisher Blackwell Publishers
Vietnam intends S&T to be one of the components of the nation's socio-economic strategy. Against that larger framework, the vision of the long-term aspirations of…

  • Authors Keith Bezanson
  • Year 2000
  • Organisation UNIDO
  • Publisher UNIDO Publication
This paper searches for the origins of the relatively successful performance of Hoogovens, the only sizeable steel firm in the Netherlands. It is suggested that…

  • Authors Hans Schenk
  • Year 2000
  • Organisation ERIM
  • Publisher ERIM
Indonesia's competitiveness declined in the second half of the 1990s relative to other countries in Southeast and South Asia. The country now faces the real…

  • Authors Shafiq Dhanani
  • Year 2000
  • Organisation UNDP/UNIDO
  • Publisher UNIDO Publication
Catching-up of East German productivity to West German levels has halted completely since the mid l990s. The remaining productivity gap cannot be attributed to an…

  • Authors Henning Klodt
  • Year 2000
  • Organisation Kiel Institute of World Economics
  • Publisher Blackwell Publishers
This paper develops a model of joint determination of trade and industrial policies where the politicians in charge of the government can direct the rents…

  • Authors Hadi Salehi Esfahani & Munir Mahmud
  • Year 2000
  • Organisation University of Illinois
  • Publisher SSRN
Since China promulgated the first explicit industrial policy in 1989, state intervention with respect to business in China has become more industry-oriented. National economic planning…

  • Authors Lu Ding
  • Year 2000
  • Organisation CPB, the National Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis
  • Publisher n/a
Government is studied as a supporter of science and of the transformation of scientific discoveries into new technology and firm formation. The importance of scientific…

  • Authors Gunnar Eliasson
  • Year 2000
  • Organisation The Royal Institute of Technology
  • Publisher Springer
The report examines the relationship between industrial and environmental policies in Pakistan, recommends policy measures that could optimize economic benefits from industrial development with reduced…

  • Authors Zehra Aftab, Laiq Ali, A. M. Khan, A. C. Robinson and I. A. Irshad
  • Year 2000
  • Organisation UNIDO
  • Publisher UNIDO Publication
The aim of this paper is to review the objectives and instruments of industrial policy in a changing global context and multilateral rules and discipline.…

  • Authors Bijit Bora, Peter J. Lloyd and Mari Pangestu
  • Year 2000
  • Organisation UNCTAD
  • Publisher United Nations Publication
Technology has long been held to contribute to economic growth through productivity improvement, but early studies of information technology (IT) investments and economic growth found…

  • Authors Kenneth L Kraemer & Jason Dedrick
  • Year 1999
  • Organisation University of California
  • Publisher ITR
This paper examines the issue of whether harmonising taxes across the traded and non-traded sectors is desirable. Preferential treatment for the traded sector might be…

  • Authors Frank Walsh
  • Year 1999
  • Organisation University of Dublin
  • Publisher University College Dublin
With the exception of a few countries, the post-independence development of Sub-Saharan Africa has been disappointing. In most countries, the growth of national income has…

  • Authors Tenkir Bonger
  • Year 1999
  • Organisation The International Development Research Centre
  • Publisher IDRC/CRDI
While the South African industrial sector has recently begun to recover from a long period of stagnation, it has failed to create employment. This is…

  • Authors Tamzyn Dorfling
  • Year 1999
  • Organisation Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • Publisher Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
This paper critically reviews the East Asian Miracle Report and relates to the debate around the existence of industrial policy in these countries, and whether…

  • Authors Ha-Joon Chang
  • Year 1999
  • Organisation The World Bank
  • Publisher n/a

  • Authors Fred Opio
  • Year 1999
  • Organisation ICTSD
  • Publisher ICTSD
From a dramatic transformation as an Asian miracle with unprecedented economic growth in the past two decades, the Asian miracle turned into an Asian debacle…

  • Authors Manu Leopairote
  • Year 1999
  • Organisation UNIDO
  • Publisher UNIDO Publication
Prior to East Asia's financial meltdown in the second half of 1997, there appeared the prospect of an uneasy consensus on the East Asian 'miracle'…

  • Authors Ashoka Mody
  • Year 1999
  • Organisation The World Bank
Our concern in this paper is with firm-specific industrial policy. When R&D subsidies or taxes are differentiated among firms, the question arises as to which…

  • Authors Pedro Luis Pita Barros & Tore Nilssen
  • Year 1998
  • Organisation Scandinavian Journal of Economics
  • Publisher Blackwell Publishers
There are three main paradigms that are the basis for the industrial policies throughout the world: institutionalism, Marxism, and free-enterprise. Of the three, two have…

  • Authors Walter Block, W. Robert McGee and Kristi Spissinger
  • Year 1998
  • Organisation University of Arkansas
  • Publisher Walter Block
COSATU's submission to Parliament regarding the effect of the Department of Trade and Industry's industrial policy on the performance of manufacturing focuses specifically on: an…

  • Authors COSATU
  • Year 1998
  • Organisation COSATU
Today's economic map of the world is dominated by what are called clusters: geographically concentrated critical masses of unusual competitive success in particular fields. Clusters…

  • Authors Michael E. Porter
  • Year 1998
  • Organisation Harvard Business School
  • Publisher Harvard Business Review
The manufacturing sector has traditionally been the primary focus of both the trade and industrial policy literature and the national departments of trade and industry…

  • Authors James Hodge
  • Year 1998
  • Organisation TIPS/DPRU
  • Publisher TIPS
That the growth performance of South African manufacturing industry has deteriorated markedly since the mid- 1970s, and that a major improvement in the performance of…

  • Authors Trevor Bell
  • Year 1998
  • Organisation n/a
  • Publisher Transformation 28
The paper attempts to document the various kinds of industrial and technology policy that have commonly be put in practice and then to provide indicators…

  • Authors Rakesh Mohan
  • Year 1998
  • Organisation National Council of Applied Economic Research
  • Publisher NCEAR
This article explores the contradictions between the industrial policies of the EU and EU national states and the Single Market program of elimination of NTBs…

  • Authors Gilberto Sarfati
  • Year 1998
  • Organisation EIOP
  • Publisher ECSA-A
This report describes trends in Member country policies for industrial development and competitiveness in order to promote economic growth, wealth creation and employment. Government policy…

  • Authors OECD
  • Year 1998
  • Organisation OECD
  • Publisher OECD
Many of the programmes and policies designed by the DTI represent a major departure from the policy framework used by the previous government.The previous government…

  • Authors Alan Hirsch and Stephen Hanival
  • Year 1998
  • Organisation Department of Trade & Industry
  • Publisher DTI
The last decade has seen a revival of regional industrial policy in the Western world. New policies have been built on recent insights into the…

  • Authors Arnoud Lagendijk
  • Year 1998
  • Organisation University of Newcastle
  • Publisher European Regional Science Association
Recent literature on industrial districts and enterprise clusters suggests that the grouping of enterprises into sectoral and geographic clusters gives rise to a certain collective…

  • Authors Dorothy McCormick
  • Year 1998
  • Organisation University of Nairobi
  • Publisher Institute of Development Studies
The purpose of this paper is to review the industrial performance of African economies during the 1990s and to then discuss the principal reasons why…

  • Authors Paul Bennell
  • Year 1998
  • Organisation University of Sussex
  • Publisher African Development Bank
For COSATU, industrial policy is not confined to promoting exports. Such a policy will have limited success. In this paper, it is stated that COSATU…

  • Authors n/a
  • Year 1998
  • Organisation COSATU
  • Publisher COSATU
This paper explores the links between international trade theory and the practice of trade and industrial policy in open economies, with special attention to three…

  • Authors J. Peter Neary
  • Year 1997
  • Organisation University College Dublin
  • Publisher CEPR
This paper looks at some of the relevant and critical issues facing the South African government in devising an industrial policy. It provides an overview…

  • Authors Ha-Joon Chang
  • Year 1997
  • Organisation University of Cambridge
  • Publisher TIPS
The existence of strong spill-over effects from private R&D increases the potential social contribution of R&D, but may depress the private incentives to undertake it.…

  • Authors Lee Branstetter and Mariko Sakakibara
  • Year 1997
  • Organisation National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Publisher Blackwell Publishers
The debate on industrial policy is often counterposed between two truisms. On the one hand, market-based resource allocation is clearly important - it is not…

  • Authors Raphael Kaplinsky and Edmund Mhlongo
  • Year 1997
  • Organisation University of Cape Town and University of Sussex
  • Publisher Transformation 34
It is argued that industrial policy for Eastern Europe is required to reduce the social costs of transition. The proposed industrial policy is based on…

  • Authors Subrata Ghatak and Barbara Roberts
  • Year 1997
  • Organisation University of Leicester
  • Publisher Routledge. Tailor and Francis Group
A Framework: Numsa 1. Believes that to reconstruct and develop the economy requires an interventionist state especially with regard to industry and trade policy. 2.…

  • Authors NUMSA
  • Year 1997
  • Organisation NUMSA
  • Publisher NUMSA
This paper first argues that if industrial policy toolds are defined as 'state measures designed primarily to affect the allocation of resources between economic activities,…

  • Authors Ali M. El-Agraa
  • Year 1997
  • Organisation JSTOR
  • Publisher Royal Economic Society
The document is based on a series of studies on industrial estates undertaken in late 1995. Its aim is to provide decision-makers in the public…

  • Authors HEPD/IPPS
  • Year 1997
  • Organisation UNIDO
  • Publisher UNIDO Publication
This article revisits the relationship between the state and industrial development in Africa. The analysis shows the mutuality of states and markets in African industrialization,…

  • Authors Francis Owusu and Abdli Ishmail Somatar
  • Year 1997
  • Organisation University of Minnesota
  • Publisher MacArthur Foundation
This background paper for the 1995 Global Forum on Industry focuses on issues to be considered by the countries of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in order…

  • Authors Mudziviri Nziramasanga
  • Year 1995
  • Organisation UNIDO
  • Publisher UNIDO Publication
We empirically evaluate the aggregate welfare effects and structural adjustment for the Spanish economy that would follow from trade liberalization with the European Economic Community.…

  • Authors David Roland-Holst, Clemente Polo and Ferran Sancho
  • Year 1995
  • Organisation Mills College
  • Publisher Springer
Encouraging the growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is widely seen as being an important plank of industrial policy in developing countries. Concerns that…

  • Authors Khalid Nadvi
  • Year 1995
  • Organisation UNIDO
  • Publisher UNIDO Publication
This paper assesses the coherence of industrial policy, competition policy and trade policy in the European Union (EU). This assessment is undertaken from the perspective…

  • Authors Dominique Foray, Pauline Rutsaert and Luc Soete
  • Year 1995
  • Organisation Tinbergen Institute
  • Publisher Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology
This volume critically evaluates current proposals to target industries with trade and industrial policies. It begins by explaining why proponents' arguments make sense only in…

  • Authors Andrew Dick
  • Year 1995
  • Organisation American Enterprise Institute
  • Publisher AEI Press
The basic policy changes towards increased market orientation and private sector development in recent years have been necessitated by global economic developments. In the newly…

  • Authors Katherin Marton
  • Year 1995
  • Organisation UNIDO
  • Publisher UNIDO Publication
In most developing economies, industrialization has constituted a major objective of development strategy and government policy. It has been recognized that rapid industrial growth is…

  • Authors UNIDO Secretariat
  • Year 1995
  • Organisation UNIDO
  • Publisher UNIDO Publication
This report examines the trade and industrial policies currently advocated by the major development agencies. It calls for a shift away from the current emphasis…

  • Authors Stephen C Smith
  • Year 1991
  • Organisation Economic Policy Institute
  • Publisher Economic Policy Institute
Government policies designed to give domestic exporters a strategic advantage in world markets are completely effective only if the government can commit to those policies…

  • Authors Larry Karp & Jeffrey Perloff
  • Year 1990
  • Organisation International Economic Review
  • Publisher CEPR
The overriding objective of industrial policy is to accelerate the pace of industrial development by radically increasing value-added at every stage of the value chain.…

  • Authors Federal Ministry of Industry
  • Year 1989
  • Organisation Federal Ministry of Industry
  • Publisher Federal Ministry of Industry
This paper evaluates the current NIP proposals by first explaining the general economic consequences of the 'protective state' that facilitates market exchange and economic efficiency,…

  • Authors Thomas J. Dilorenzo
  • Year 1984
  • Organisation Cato Institute
  • Publisher Cato Institute
This paper examines the experience of Hungary with the development and implementation of its industrial policy. Hungary is a particularly interesting case study for several…

  • Authors Josef C. Brada
  • Year 1984
  • Organisation Cato Institute
  • Publisher Cato Institute

  • Authors Don Lavole
  • Year 1984
  • Organisation Cato Institute
  • Publisher Cato Institute
The advocacy of an "industrial policy" or a more extensive "government-business partnership" has come into vogue in recent years in the United States, particularly among…

  • Authors Katsuro Sakoh
  • Year 1984
  • Organisation Cato Institute
  • Publisher Cato Institute
As its contemporary advocates employ the term, "industrial policy" imports a peculiar form of governmental intervention in the evolutionary process of the market economy.1 In…

  • Authors Edwin Vieira Jr.
  • Year 1984
  • Organisation Cato Institute
  • Publisher Cato Institute
One of the principal motivations for the establishment of an industrial policy in the United States is to counteract or facilitate structural change in the…

  • Authors Bruce Bartlett
  • Year 1984
  • Organisation Cato Institute
  • Publisher Cato Institute
As a professional economist, I have a deeply-rooted skepticism about the capacity of government to manage economic growth or technological change more efficiently than the…

  • Authors James C. Miller III
  • Year 1984
  • Organisation Cato Institute
  • Publisher Cato Institute