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Title: South African Manufacturing Industries - Catching up or Falling Behind?
Authors: NordÃ¥s, Hildegunn Kyvik
Keywords: Economic growth
Trade
Technology
South Africa
Issue Date: 1995
Publisher: Chr. Michelsen Institute
Series/Report no.: CMI Working paper
WP 1995: 2
Abstract: This paper argues that intraindustry trade with developed countries is an important source of technology transfer, and creates incentives to climb up the learning curve. South Africa has an industrial structure that could be suited to such trade, but high costs and weak social capacity to assimilate technology are an impediment to productivity growth. Therefore, reintegration into the world economy is likely to reinforce dependence on resource-intensive industries. In the short run this need not adversely affect economic growth, but unless the quality and quantity of education are improved, the prospects for rebuilding the technological capacity and catch up with OECD countries are bleak.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10202/346
ISSN: 0804-3639
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