Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/107993
Authors: 
Dinh, Hinh T.
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2014/153
Abstract: 
This paper draws on both successful and failing cases of industrialization in China to analyse the role of local governments in fostering the growth of light manufacturing. The broad spectrum of support types and the intimate knowledge of enterprise conditions by these local governments make their support effective particularly for the business expansion and cluster development. Local government policies toward enterprises are dynamic and tailor to the needs that arise at the various stages of the life cycles of firms, from start-up to growth and maturity. Government assistance has not always involved spending money. The successful outcome is a result of 'backing the winner' approach.
Subjects: 
Africa
China
industrial policy
industrialization
decentralized co-ordination
JEL: 
H73
L52
L60
O14
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-074-2
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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