Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/163035
Authors: 
Ziba, Francis
Phiri, Mwanda
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2017/58
Abstract: 
The last two decades have seen rapid economic growth in Zambia and the proliferation of foreign supermarket chain stores. However, this growth has translated into neither significant job creation nor significant poverty reduction. Furthermore, while the expansion of supermarket chains in Zambia has continued, local processing firms' participation in supermarket value chains remains limited. This paper assesses the hindrances to local processing firms' participation in supermarket value chains and how those firms' participation might stimulate growth through regional trade. Our results show that local processing firms' participation in regional supermarket value chains is constrained by a number of factors that pose either strategic or structural barriers to entry.
Subjects: 
supermarket
regional
value chains
local processing
growth
JEL: 
L1
R12
Q18
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-282-3
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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