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Title:Technology and Factor Proportions in Investment Decisions: African Aspects
Author:Svejnar, Z.
Year:1975
Periodical:Eastern Africa Economic Review
Volume:7
Issue:1
Period:June
Pages:1-24
Language:English
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
Subjects:business financing
legislation
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
Abstract:By examining a sample of 53 plants (4 cement plants, 2 engineering (agricultural implements) plants, 1 electro-steel and rolling plant, 1 asbestos plant, 1 plastics plant (construction industry), 39 woodworking plants, 5 milk products plants), all of them, except for the milk products plants, manufacturing producer goods for which the demand was increasing, this paper aims to throw some additional light on the issue factor proportions in the less developed countries (in this case a region comprising 3 countries of Tropical Africa). Major focus is on the empirical aspects. The concluding observations have relevance in the field of both theory and practice. Relevant data and conclusions are drawn from previous field work and research done in Nigeria, Ethiopia, India and Pakistan. Global data for certain industrial branches or sub-branches are analysed in order to see what are the likely factors inducing the given factor-combination and changes in it. Notes, tables, figures.
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