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Published: 06 April 2017

332 Pages | 21 Figures, 12 Tables, 5 Boxes


ISBN: 9780198796954

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The Practice of Industrial Policy

Government—Business Coordination in Africa and East Asia

Edited by John Page and Finn Tarp

WIDER Studies in Development Economics

  • An open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence
  • Explains how the relationship between the state and the business community has evolved in Asia and Africa
  • Demonstrates why strategic coordination is needed for effective industrial policy-making
  • Includes case studies on the evolution of business government coordination in China, Korea, Malaysia, and Viet Nam
  • Examines efforts to build business-government engagement in Ethiopia, Ghana, and South Africa
  • Features studies of Special Economic Zones and the 'deliberation councils' sponsored by the World Bank and the IMF

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