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Enterprise in Africa

Edited By Kenneth King
ISBN: 9781853394782
This book is concerned to revisit key elements of the debate about small and microenterprises through the lens of the current poverty-growth debate and in the specific context of Africa.

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  • Synopsis
    Internationally, donors are increasing their emphasis on poverty-focused policies and on the notion of pro-poor growth. Attempts to reformulate policies and reshape practices so that they rework the balance between a focus on poverty and a focus on growth bring small and microenterprises on to the centre stage of development debates. Yet these enterprises are seen, variously, as engines of growth, as refuges for the poor, and as signs of economic failure. This book is concerned to revisit key elements of the debate about small and microenterprises through the lens of the current poverty-growth debate and in the specific context of Africa. Leading practitioners, academics and policymakers examine the evidence from across a range of disciplines to ask a series of crucial questions: * Is the macroeconomic climate a break on small enterprise development? * Are small enterprises, and policies and programmes to support them, succeeding? * Does education make a difference to enterprise performance?
  • Table of Contents
    FOREWORD by George Foulkes
    PREFACE
    AUTHORS' BIOGRAPHIES
    v
    vii
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    Introduction 1
    Enterprise in Africa: new contexts; renewed challenges 1
    SIMON McGRATH AND KENNETH KING
    PART 1 Micro-enterprises, Macro-perspectives 13
    1 Have Africa's economies turned the corner? 13
    TONY KILLICK
    2 Developmental states and small enterprises 3 3
    THANDIKA MKANDA WIRE
    3 Gender, property rights and trade: constraints to Africa growth 48
    SUSAN JOEKES
    PART 2 Small and Micro-enterprises and the Development Agenda 61
    4 MSEs tackle both poverty and growth (but in differing
    proportions) 61
    DONALD C. MEAD
    5 Micro-enterprises in West Africa 7 1
    JACQUES CHARMES
    6 Small enterprise development in post-apartheid South Africa 83
    CHRISTIAN M. ROGERSON
    7 Inherent gender inequities in small and micro-enterprise
    development in rural Africa 9 5
    FRA VON MASS0 W
    8 Enterprise development in Africa: strategies for impact
    and growth 107
    GEORGE MANU
    PART 3 Collaboration Between Enterprises 121
    9 Do SMEs network for growth? 121
    ABIGAIL BA RR
    i0 Enterprise clusters in Africa: linkages for growth and
    development 132
    DOROTHY McCORMlCK
    11 Trading agents and other producer services in African
    industrialization and globalization 1 44
    POUL OVE PEDERSEN
    12 MSE associations and enterprise promotion in Africa 156
    HANS CHRISTIAAN HAAN
    PART 4 Learning to Grow: SMEs, Skills and Technology 169
    13 Technology, NGOs and small enterprise: securing livelihoods
    through technical change 169
    ANDY JEANS
    14 Competences and other factors affecting the small enterprise
    sector in Ibadan, Nigeria 179
    SUSANNA ADAM
    15 Reshaping vocational training: hopeful signs from a Ghanaian
    experience 191
    LAWRENCE A. HONN Y
    16 The role and potential of technical and vocational education
    in formal education systems in Africa 202
    BONA VENTURE WANJALA KERRE
    17 Learning to grow? The importance of education and training
    for small and micro-enterprise development 21 1
    SIMON McGRATH AND KENNETH KING
    BIBLIOGRAPHY 223
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    Editor Kenneth King
    Number of Pages 256
    Format Paperback / softback