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Deraniyagala, Sonali (1999) 'Comparative and Pooled Analysis of the Three Countries.' In: Lall, Sanjaya, (ed.), The Technological Response to Import Liberalisation in Sub-Saharan Africa. Basingstoke: Macmillan, pp. 207-224.

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Abstract

This chapter presents a comparative analysis of technology upgrading and firm performance in the three countries as a group, using a pooled sample of 130 firms for which relevant data are available. It seeks to identify common factors that determine technological dynamism in the three countries, and examines whether the positive relationship between technology and firm performance obtains across all the countries when country-specific effects are controlled for. It compares the extent to which manufacturing firms in the three countries have responded to trade liberalization by upgrading technology and technological skills and capabilities, and looks at micro-level supply-side factors that determine the capacity of firms to upgrade their technology and skills. The behaviour of firms with respect to export orientation and employment growth is also examined.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Economics
ISBN: 9780333735268
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-14852-3_6
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2007 13:33
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/2311

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