Mapping the Technological Capabilities of Ethiopian-owned firms in the Apparel Global Value Chain
CAE Working Paper 2017: 4
Foreign direct investment has played an important role in the apparel export industry in Eth ...more
AFRICAP examines industrialization in African countries in the context of increasingly globalized production networks coordinated through transnational inter-firm linkages. African-owned firms often struggle to enter new export sectors in manufacturing and agro-processing, to remain competitive within them, and to capture greater value. AFRICAP focuses on firm-level capability building and combines this firm level analysis with an understanding of global value chains and national institutional factors. The project analyzes various channels that facilitate learning among firms: industrial policies, foreign direct investment linkages, and buyer-supplier relations within global value chains.
The research team includes Lindsay Whitfield, Ayelech Tiruwha Melese and Sameer Azizi from Roskilde University, Francis Mulangu from the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) and Cornelia Staritz from the Austrian Foundation for Development Research (ÖFSE).
This research is funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research in the Social
Sciences and runs from 2016 through 2018.
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