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Title:Concentration, tariff protection and industrial performance in South Africa
Authors:Fourie, F.C.v.N.ISNI
Smith, A.
Periodical:South African Journal of Economics
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:economic concentration
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External link:https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1813-6982.1993.tb01215.x
Abstract:Since the debate in South Africa on economic concentration is still in its infancy, it is timely to recognize that the nature of the forces that drive competition and performance may be more complex than is usually realized. This paper introduces a number of new issues and nuances into the debate. Firstly, it extends the discussion beyond a simple analysis of the relationship between industrial concentration and profitability by taking into account the role of import protection and by analysing the interaction between variables in a simultaneous equation setting. Secondly, it raises the debate above a search for simple lines of causation by using not only a regression analysis but also a nonregression analysis. The interaction between concentration, tariff protection and industrial performance was estimated for 1985. Bibliogr., notes, ref.