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Industrial clusters and innovation systems in Africa : institutions, markets, and policy

Author: Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka; Dorothy McCormick
Publisher: Tokyo ; New York : United Nations University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the incidence and role of clusters as a viable and increasingly important form of industrial organization in Africa. It presents a series of theoretically grounded case studies that analyze clusters in different industrial sectors and at different levels of economic development. The overall aim is to improve understanding of how local clusters can be transformed into local systems of innovation  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Industrial clusters and innovation systems in Africa.
New York : United Nations University Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2007007189
(OCoLC)86117311
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka; Dorothy McCormick
ISBN: 9789280871067 9280871064
OCLC Number: 226911960
Notes: Papers from an author's workshop funded by UNU-INTECH (now UNU-MERIT) and held in Maastricht, the Netherlands at the end of July 2004.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 323 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction : clusters and innovation systems in Africa / Dorothy McCormick and Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka --
Industrialization through cluster upgrading : theoretical perspectives / Dorothy McCormick --
From clusters to innovation systems in traditional industries / Lynn K. Mytelka --
Industrializing Kenya : building the productive capacity of micro and small enterprise clusters / Dorothy McCormick and Mary Njeri Kinyanjui --
Small and micro enterprise clusters in Tanzania : can they generate industrial dynamism? / Flora Mndeme Musonda --
Learning in local systems and global links : the Otigba computer hardware cluster in Nigeria / Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka --
Power and firms' learning in the Egyptian furniture cluster of Domiatt / Samah El-Shahat --
Learning to change : why the fish processing clusters in Uganda learned to upgrade / Rose Kiggundu --
The Durban auto cluster : global competition, collective efficiency and local development / Jochen Lorentzen, Glen Robbins, and Justin Barnes --
Global markets and local responses : the changing institutions in the Lake Victoria fish cluster / Dorothy McCormick and Winnie V. Mitullah --
Government support and enabling environment for inter-firm cluster cooperation : policy lessons from South Africa / Mike Morris and Glen Robbins --
Institutional support for collective ICT learning : cluster development in Kenya and Ghana / Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Kaushalesh Lal and Catherine Nyaki Adeya --
Conclusion and policy implications / Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka and Dorothy McCormick.
Responsibility: edited by Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka and Dorothy McCormick.
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A cluster is generally defined as a geographical concentration of related industries. This book examines the role of clusters as an increasingly important form of industrial organization in Africa.  Read more...

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