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Tiger, tiger, burning bright? Industrial policy lessons from Ireland and East Asia for small African economies.

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dc.contributor.author Bailey, David
dc.contributor.author Lenihan, Helena
dc.contributor.author Singh, Ajit
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-07T13:20:23Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-07T13:20:23Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3136
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract When comparisons in terms of industrial policy lessons to be learned have taken place, it has tended to be solely vis-a-vis the ‘development state’ East Asian experience. This paper broadens the analysis and considers lessons which African countries can learn fro other so-called ‘tiger’ economies including Ireland and the East and South Asian countries. The Irish model is relevant not least because of its emphasis on corporatism rather than simply relying on state direction in the operation of industrial policy. The Irish model is also more democratic in some senses and has protected workers’ rights during the development process. Overall we suggest that some immediate actions are needed, notably with regard to the financial system in small African economies. Without such changes, a poorly functioning financial system will continue to keep investment at low levels. In relation to the small size of the African economies, the paper recommends regional integration and sufficient overseas development assistance (ODA) for infrastructural development. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Centre for Business Research at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries University of Cambridge Working Paper Series: December No. 374
dc.subject industrial policy en_US
dc.subject development state en_US
dc.subject small African economies en_US
dc.title Tiger, tiger, burning bright? Industrial policy lessons from Ireland and East Asia for small African economies. en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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