Export-oriented Industrialisation Through Primary Processing?
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Recent research suggests that East Asia's manufactured export success is not replicable in other developing countries, with lower skill/land ratios. This conclusion, however, is based on a narrow definition of manufactured exports. The present paper asks whether the chances of export-oriented industrialisation in countries with low skill/land ratios seem better when the definition of manufactures is broadened to include processed primary products. The answer from its cross-country econometric analysis is "yes" for countries with moderately skilled labour forces (as in Latin America), but "no” for countries where levels of skill are low (as in Africa).
CitationOwens, T. & A. Wood (1995) Export-oriented Industrialisation Through Primary Processing? Working Paper Series, 19. Brighton: IDS.
Is part of seriesIDS working papers;19
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Rights holderInstitute of Development Studies
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