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State–Business Relations, Investment Climate Reform, and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa *

Kunal Sen and Dirk Willem te Velde

in Good Growth and Governance in Africa: Rethinking Development Strategies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698561
eISBN:
9780191738142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698561.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In this chapter, we examine the implications of effective state–business relations (SBRs) for economic performance in Sub-Saharan Africa. Our research suggests that it is possible to identify and ... More


State–Business Relations as Drivers of Economic Performance

Alberto Lemma and Dirk Willem te Velde

in The Practice of Industrial Policy: Government—Business Coordination in Africa and East Asia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198796954
eISBN:
9780191838606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796954.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter looks at effective state–business relations (SBRs), which have been lacking in industrial policy-thinking despite the strong theoretical case for them. The empirical study of SBRs in ... More


Ghana’s Experiments with Business–Government Coordination

Ernest Aryeetey and Nkechi S. Owoo

in The Practice of Industrial Policy: Government—Business Coordination in Africa and East Asia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198796954
eISBN:
9780191838606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796954.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter explores the various coordination mechanisms between the state and the business community in Ghana, and the implications for economic growth in the country. It focuses on three periods in ... More


Not of a Piece: Developmental States, Industrial Policy, and Evolving Patterns of Capitalism in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan

Karl J. Fields

in East Asian Capitalism: Diversity, Continuity, and Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199643097
eISBN:
9780191741944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643097.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, International Business

Decades of high growth in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea led a generation of scholars to herald the emergence of an East Asian ‘developmental state’ marked by internally coherent and cross-nationally ... More


Industrial Policy in Ghana: From a Dominant State to Resource Abundance

Nkechi S. Owoo and John Page

in The Economy of Ghana Sixty Years after Independence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198753438
eISBN:
9780191815065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753438.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The idea that Ghana should industrialize, dates from the foundation of the nation and from the vision of its first president, Kwame Nkrumah. That vision remains unfulfilled. After a brief boom in the ... More


Forging Broadband for the Commanding-Heights Economy: State-Business Relations in Networking

Yu Hong

in Networking China: The Digital Transformation of the Chinese Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040917
eISBN:
9780252099434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040917.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

To explicate the ascent of the internet into a primary site of economic restructuring, this chapter historicizes broadband internet in China, focusing on the evolving political economy of networks ... More


Towards the End of the Oligarchic Pact?: Business and Politics in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, and Oman

Marc Valeri

in The Changing Security Dynamics of the Persian Gulf

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190877385
eISBN:
9780190943202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190877385.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter analyzes the “oligarchic pact” and the relationship between political and business actors in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, and Oman. Marc Valeri examines how state-business relations in these ... More


Korea’s Evolving Business–Government Relationship

Eun Mee Kim

in The Practice of Industrial Policy: Government—Business Coordination in Africa and East Asia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198796954
eISBN:
9780191838606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796954.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

South Korea is a country that has achieved economic development despite the obstacles it faced as a war-torn country with few natural resources and little capital. Poverty and lack of democracy, as ... More


An Indian Gilded Age?: Continuity and Change in the Political Economy of India’s Development

Michael Walton

in Class and Conflict: Revisiting Pranab Bardhan's Political Economy of India

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199499687
eISBN:
9780199098811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199499687.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

According to Forbes, India has experienced a striking growth in billionaire wealth since 1991. It has also experienced high-profile corruption scams between politicians and business. This chapter ... More


The Japanese Way of Change: Recasting Institutional Coordination, Sustaining Gender Inequality

Kumiko Nemoto

in Too Few Women at the Top: The Persistence of Inequality in Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702488
eISBN:
9781501706219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702488.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter places the absence of women in high positions in Japanese companies in the context of Japan's coordinated capitalism by looking at state–business–labor relations, corporate governance, ... More


Decentralization and Accountability in Post-Socialist Cambodia and Vietnam

Garry Rodan and Caroline Hughes

in The Politics of Accountability in Southeast Asia: The Dominance of Moral Ideologies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198703532
eISBN:
9780191772641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703532.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

International development actors such as the World Bank have enthusiastically endorsed decentralization as a way of boosting accountability and responsiveness, by unleashing local initiative and ... More


The Role of Cronyism in Arab Capitalism

Steffen Hertog

in Crony Capitalism in the Middle East: Business and Politics from Liberalization to the Arab Spring

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198799870
eISBN:
9780191864704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799870.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter argues that cronyism is a key component of a broader system of insider–outsider divisions in Arab political economies that also extends to labor markets. While economic dualism and ... More


Crony Capitalism in the Middle East: Business and Politics from Liberalization to the Arab Spring

Ishac Diwan, Adeel Malik, and Izak Atiyas (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198799870
eISBN:
9780191864704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799870.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The popular uprisings in 2011 that overthrew Arab dictators were also a rebuke to crony capitalism, targeted against both rulers and their allied businessmen who had monopolized profitable economic ... More


Business Interests and State Autonomy in India

Rob Jenkins

in Class and Conflict: Revisiting Pranab Bardhan's Political Economy of India

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199499687
eISBN:
9780199098811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199499687.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Given the striking increases in the wealth and stature of India’s private sector over the past quarter century, we may expect its role to have changed from that outlined The Political Economy of ... More


Transition II: The Roh and Kim Administrations

Hyeong-ki Kwon

in Changes by Competition: The Evolution of the South Korean Developmental State

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198866060
eISBN:
9780191898303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198866060.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

The reforms initiated in the late 1970s took time to materialize the detailed form of new developmentalism. Conflicts between state policymakers and large corporations slowly produced adjustments ... More


Corruption and Political Order

Hazel Gray

in Turbulence and Order in Economic Development: Economic Transformation in Tanzania and Vietnam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198714644
eISBN:
9780191782909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198714644.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Economic Systems

This chapter contrasts the way that the political settlement in both countries shaped the pattern of redistribution, reform, and corruption within public finance and the implications that this had ... More


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