Growth and Structural Change in Africa: Development Strategies for the Learning Economy

Bengt-Åke Lundvall, Rasmus Lema

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Recent press reports suggest that africa may now be at a turning point in terms of economic growth and development. These reports point out that, although starting from a low base, africa is now the world’s fastest-growing continent (august, 2013). However, naive optimism on this ground should be avoided (karuri-sebina et al., 2012). The recent growth has been concentrated in particular countries and sectors, and the transformation of growth into sustainable social and economic progress will not happen automatically.keywordsafrican countryinformal sectorindustrial policyrich countrygross national productthese keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Industrialization in Africa
EditorsPadmashree Gehl Sampath, Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-56112-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-349-57360-8
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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