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Enhancing productive capabilities through intra-regional trade and cross-border investments in southern Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-20 en
dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-26T11:16:41Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-26T11:16:41Z
dc.date.issued 2018-08-20 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/12535
dc.description.abstract Regional integration is an important factor for enabling knowledge flows between economies and enhancing the capacity of firms within the integrated block to benefit from local knowledge spillovers. This study analyses data on economic interactions between Botswana and its technologically more advanced southern neighbour, South Africa, to examine the extent to which knowledge flows facilitated by geographical proximity translate into fostering technological learning and productivity of manufacturing firms. Industry- and firm-level data on bilateral capital goods trade and investments over the period 1991???2013 are used to assess the technological learning of the manufacturing sector in Botswana. This study also applies the Hunt, J, & Tybout, J (1999. Does Promoting High-Tech Products Spur Development? FEEM Working Paper REG 42. Milan: Fondazione Eni EnricoMattei) technological sophistication framework to analyse the role played by regional trade and investment flows between the economies of South Africa and Botswana in the skills intensification of manufacturing firms. Skills intensity decomposition reveals that Botswana's manufacturing technical intensity has been positively influenced by the extent of capital goods trade and investment linkages with South African economy. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject INVESTMENT en
dc.subject SOUTHERN AFRICA en
dc.subject CROSS-BORDER TRADING en
dc.title Enhancing productive capabilities through intra-regional trade and cross-border investments in southern Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 36(4) en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup Economic Perfomance and Development en
dc.SourceTitle Development Southern Africa en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10493 en
dc.PageNumber 409-425 en
dc.outputnumber 9469 en
dc.bibliographictitle Habiyaremye, A. (2018) Enhancing productive capabilities through intra-regional trade and cross-border investments in southern Africa. <i>Development Southern Africa</i>. 36(4):409-425. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Habiyaremye, A. en


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