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The Developing Economies

Volume 47, Number 3 (September 2009)


The Developing Economies ■ The Developing Economies Volume 47, Number 3 (September 2009)
■ B5
■ 105pp.
■ Published in September 2009
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CONTENTS

Special Issue: Industrial Competitiveness and Openness of Economies in Africa and Asia
Original Articles
Industrial Competitiveness and Openness of Economies in Africa and Asia: An Introduction / Frank L. BARTELS, Nobuya HARAGUCHI, Hiroshi Kan SATO, Anders ISAKSSON, and Tatsufumi YAMAGATA
Page 237-243

Foreign Direct Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Changing Location-Specific Advantages as Signals of Competitiveness / Frank L. BARTELS, Markus EICHER, Christopher BACHTROG, and Gorazd REZONJA
Page 244-278

Firm Efficiency and the Destination of Exports: Evidence from Kenyan Plant-Level Data / Mats GRANÉR and Anders ISAKSSONN
Page 279-306

Has Low Productivity Constrained the Competitiveness of African Firms? A Comparison of Kenyan and Bangladeshi Garment Farms / Takahiro FUKUNISHI
Page 307-339

Profitability and Diversity among Knitwear-Producing Firms in Bangladesh: The Prospects of a Labor-Intensive Industry in a Least Developed Country / Zaid BAKUHT, Tatsufumi YAMAGATA, and Mohammad YUNUS
Page 340-366


Book Reviews
Factions and Finance in China: Elite Conflict and Inflation by Victor C. Shih / Dali L. Yang
Page 367-369

Inequality and Public Policy in China edited by Björn A. Gustafsson, Li Shi, and Terry Sicular / Hiroko Uchimura
Page 369-371

Can Latin American Firms Compete? edited by Robert Grosse and Luiz F. Mesquita / Taeko Hoshino
Page 372-375

Reassembling Social Security: A Survey of Pensions and Healthcare Reforms in Latin America by Carmelo Mesa-Lago / Kanako Yamaoka
Page 375-379

The Long Partition and the Making of Modern South Asia: Refugees, Boundaries, Histories by Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar / Hiroshi Sato
Page 379-382