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Title Industrial clusters and innovation systems in Africa : institutions, markets, and policy / edited by Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka and Dorothy McCormick
Published Tokyo ; New York : United Nations University Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 323 pages) : illustrations
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
Summary 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 and how local clusters can be better connected to global actors. The authors draw out implications for policy and practice and provide guidance to governments, private sector associations, and non-governmental organizations.--Publisher's description
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Industrial clusters -- Africa -- Congresses.
Industrial location -- Africa -- Congresses.
Regional planning -- Africa -- Congresses.
Technological innovations -- Economic aspects -- Africa -- Congresses.
Africa -- Economic policy -- 21st century -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author McCormick, Dorothy, 1941-
Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Banji, 1955-
ISBN 9280871064 (electronic bk.)
9789280871067 (electronic bk.)