Transnational companies in Liberia : the role of transnational companies in the economic development of Liberia

Upphovsperson: Carlsson, Jerker
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1977
Ämnesord: Liberia, West Africa, Economic conditions, Economic development, Transnational corporations, Foreign enterprises, Foreign investment, Development strategy, Development planning, Business and economics, Ekonomi
The aim of this study is to analyze the relationship between the direct-investing foreign companies and the Government of Liberia (GOL). The report emphasis is put on three aspects. Firstly, the direct income-generating effects of the companies. Secondly, The GOL's policy towards these companies and their part in a development strategy. Thirdly, the distribution of purchase of goods and services.

Restructuring or de-industrializing? : Zimbabwe's textile and metal industries under structural adjustment

Upphovsperson: Sachikonye, Lloyd M.
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1999
Ämnesord: Zimbabwe, Southern Africa, Metal Industry, Textile Industry, Structural Adjustment, Business and economics, Ekonomi
This report is a contribution to the growing literature on the impact of structural adjustment on the manufacturing sector in Africa and it has the distinction of being one of the first longitudinal surveys assessing the experience of Zimbabwean manufacturers under the country's economic structural adjustment programme (ESAP) from 1990 to 1995. It documents the detailed experiences of selected textile and metal firms under ESAP and concludes that the adjustment framework has caused deindustrialization. ESAP also took a heavy toll on the living and working conditions of manufacturing sector workers. The report makes a strong case for the abandonment of the orthodox structural adjustment framework of industrial restructuring and the pursuit of an alternative approach that is more favourable to the local accumulation of capital.

Recession in Africa : background papers to the seminar Africa - which way out of the recession?, Uppsala, September 1982

Medarbetare: Carlsson, Jerker
Utgivare: Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1983
Ämnesord: Malawi, Ghana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Mocambique, Cote d'Ivoire, Economic recession, Economic theory, Conference papers, Business and economics, Ekonomi
In September 1982 a number of researcers and representatives of the Nordic development agencies as well as members of several international organizations were invited to discuss the nature and origin of the "recession" in Sub-Saharan Africa. In preparing the seminar a number of scholars were invited to write background papers. The country case studies and a paper on strategic issues are presented in this volume. By way of an introduction a presentation is given of the World Bank Report "Accelerated Development in Sub-Saharan Africa - An Agenda for Action", and of the Lagos Plan of Action, adopted by the Organization of African Unity.

Voting with their feet : migrant Zimbabwean nurses and doctors in the era of structural adjustment

Upphovsperson: Gaidzanwa, Rudo B.
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1999
Ämnesord: Zimbabwe, Southern Africa, Medical personnel, Labour Migration, Structural Adjustment, Business and economics, Ekonomi
This research report examines the ways in which medical professionals have responded to the changing environment of work and livelihood in Zimbabwe since the adoption of a structural adjustment programme. Of particular interest are those doctors and nurses who took a decision to migrate from Zimbabwe to Botswana and South Africa in search of "greener" pastures.