Industry & industrial studies
Industrial Competitiveness in Africa
Sanjaya Lall, Erika Kraemer-Mbula
This book describes Africa’s position within the current industrial global setting and analyses the recent performance of African manufacturing relative to that of other developing regions. It stresses the rapidly changing technological challenges faced by African economies and Africa’s poor respons...
Business Development Services
This book provides a wide review of experience of donor agencies in designing and implementing business development services for small and medium enterprises (SME). The papers, from the International Conference on Business Development Services, presented in this book assess the performance of the de...
Technology Development in Rural Industries
This book is a study of the development and acquisition of technology by a group of small and medium-sized rural industries in Sichuan province, China. The enterprises are mainly collective ones, but they are compared with other ownership groups, such as private and state enterprises. Careful analys...
Poul Ove Pedersen, Arni Sverrisson, Meine Pieter van Dijk
Discusses how the concept of flexible specialization and innovation networks could facilitate the development of small and medium enterprises in developing countries. The book concludes that the potential for development through small and intermediate enterprises exists in many cases, despite severe...
Financing Health Care
Hilary Goodman, Catriona Waddington
Over the years Oxfam has been involved in a wide variety of health-related projects. The Practical Health Guides draw on this experience to put forward ideas on best practice in the provision of health care and services in developing countries. The way in which a health service is financed has signi...
Small-scale Industries Promotion in India
This study illustrates the influence of small-scale industries on the direction of a country's industrial development - through a survey of the work of the Birla Institute of Technology. The history of the Institute's work is combined with case studies of industrial business. The Ghanaian author imp...
No Condition Permanent
The struggles and successes in achieving acceptance of new, small-scale technologies in Ghana.
Foundations for Change
The construction industry pattern of most industrialized countries is often unsuited to the needs of developing countries. Case studies in Ghana and Sri Lanka suggest a new approach, and illustrate how existing frameworks could be changed.
This is a detailed case history of the development and transfer of a new intermediate-scale technology for egg packing in Zambia. The successes and failures provide many lessons for all concerned with technology transfer.
Looks at the role of small firms and employment-generating technologies in reviving the economy. Includes studies of brewing, printing, brick-making, woollen textiles, plastic recycling, repair and servicing garages, and small-scale cheese production.