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Title:Small Enterprises: Flexibility and Networking in an African Context
Editors:McCormick, DorothyISNI
Pedersen, Poul OveISNI
City of publisher:Nairobi
Publisher:Longhorn Kenya
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
small enterprises
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Abstract:This collective volume, which is the result of a research conference on 'Networks of Enterprises - Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in African Industrialization', held in Nairobi in January 1993, looks at African small enterprises, notably in Kenya, Ghana and Uganda, with the perspective offered by several new theories: flexible specialization, networking, informalization, and economic restructuring. These theories share some common features, reflected in the tendency to look at small and large enterprises as complementary; to see small enterprises as operating in a much more specific environment than the anonymous market; to consider dependencies as interdependencies rather than as pure dominance relations; and to view networks both among small enterprises and between small and large enterprises as playing an important role in development. The volume contains an edited selection of seventeen of the twenty-eight papers presented at the conference. Contributors: Poul Ove Pedersen, Catherine K.M. Masinde, Grace Ongile, Dorothy McCormick, Paul W.K. Yankson, Steen Seierup, Geoffrey R. Njeru, Peter M. Ngau, Irene C. Keino, Anne Mumbi Karanja, Mary Njeri Kinyanjui, Peter O. Ondiege, Patrick O. Alila, Charles Abuodha, Osei Boeh-Ocansey, Mohammed Mwanadzingo, Anna P. Obura, Arnest Wabwire, and Kenneth King.