Department   Undergraduate School  , School of Information and Communication
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2015/09
Type Book Chapter Paper
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Chapter 4: The Economic Implications of Comprehensive Approach to Learning on Industrial Development (Policy and Managerial Capability Learning): A Case of Ethiopia. In Akbar Noman and Joseph Stiglitz, eds. Industrial Policy and Economic Transformation in Africa
Contribution Type Sole-authored
Journal TypeAnother Country
Publisher Columbia University Press
Total page number 330
Details Industrialization is the key for sustainable economic growth in Africa. The role of industrial policy has been discussed intensively recently. This paper sheds light on the learning (or learning how to learn) aspect of industrialization policy, proposing a comprehensive approach. A great deal of past literature focuses only on the technological aspects of learning, but industrialization is a multi-faceted task, covering policy planning, policy implementation, and managerial knowledge. This paper took up a case from Ethiopia. The case study confirmed that learning on managerial knowledge improved performance of private firms. It also confirmed that policy learning expanded the policy scope of the government to help private sector development. These two aspects are inseparable, and this comprehensive approach should be used by donor countries for the industrialization of Africa.
DOI 10.7312/columbia/9780231175180.003.0004
ISBN 978-0231175180
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