The Ethiopian Manufacturing Sector: Structure, Growth and Efficiency

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Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA)
Swamyp.g (Dr.)

As human development is end in itself, achievement and maintenance of full employment are considered as ideals world over. Admittedly, faster growth of economy is a necessary but not sufficient condition to accomplish the task. With regard to the issue of accelerating the growth process, importance of industrialization is well recognized, which is invariably the outcome or accompaniment of economic development. 1 The studies of Smith,2 Fisher,3 Clark,4 Kuznets,5 Hoffmann6 and Chenery7 inform that during the course of development certain structural changes occur both at sectoral and sub-sectoral levels. One of these is related to rise in the share of manufacturing in the Gross Domestic Product as well as in total employment. Further, within the manufacturing sector, changes in the composition of output, employment and gross fixed capital are also interesting to analyze. In addition to this, growth and efficiency in the manufacturing sector, over a period of time and sub periods are also significant to analyze and discuss, especially when this sector is in teething troubles. Ethiopian manufacturing sector is no exception to this situation.

With this backdrop, we would like to analyze some of the issues of Ethiopian manufacturing sector such as structure, growth, and productivity over a period of time and particularly after 1993 onwards to understand the post-reform effects

Corporate Author: Alemayehu Seyoum … [et al.] (editor)
Publisher: Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
Primary Descriptors: High technology industries

Secondary Descriptor: Industrialization

Geographic Descriptors: Ethiopia
Cataloge Date: 02/27/2013
Broad Subject heading: Manufacturing sector – growth
Call Number: 330.963 PRO 2005
Serial Key Title: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy
Publication catagory: International Conference
Content type: EEA Publication
Volume: I
Publication date: 2013-05-27 23:05:00
Forum or Discussion date: 2013-02-27 14:55:43
Place of publication: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Type of material: Book
Current frequency: Annualy
Author: Swamyp.g (Dr.) & Padma (Dr)

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