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Skills, Investment and Exports from Manufacturing Firms in Africa.

Abstract:

It has been argued that Africa will not be able to export manufactures as it lacks the necessary skills. This study uses panel data from Ghana to ask how skills have impacted on manufacturing investment and exports in the 1990s. Two dimensions of skills are defined and measured. The first is that observable in the education and experience of the workforce. The second is the underlying efficiency with which the firm operates. The latter is shown to be a significant determinant of both investme...

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Måns Söderbom More by this author
Francis Teal More by this author
Journal:
Journal of Development Studies
Volume:
37
Publication date:
2000
URN:
uuid:705f95af-30fa-4a91-9f73-f58ed80de8ee
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:14165
Language:
English

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