African-owned firms building capabilities in global value chains

Projekter: ProjektForskning



AFRICAP examines industrialization in African countries in the context of increasingly globalized production networks coordinated through transnational inter-firm linkages. African-owned firms often struggle to enter new export sectors in manufacturing and agro-processing, to remain competitive within them, and to capture greater value. AFRICAP focuses on firm-level capability building and combines this firm level analysis with an understanding of global value chains and national institutional factors. The project analyzes various channels that facilitate learning among firms: industrial policies, foreign direct investment spillovers, and firm-specific networks and experience.

Funded by the Danish Social Sciences Research Council, under the project title: Getting of the tecnology trap: foreign direct investment and learning among African-owned firms.
Effektiv start/slut dato01/01/201630/06/2019


  • 12 Working paper
  • 2 Bidrag til bog/antologi
  • 1 Encyclopædiartikel
  • 1 Tidsskriftartikel

Exporting out of China or out of Africa? Automation versus Relocation in the Global Clothing Industry

Altenburg, T., Chen, X., Lütkenhorst, W., Staritz, C. & Whitfield, L., jan. 2020, Bonn: Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik, 98 s.

Publikation: Working paperForskning

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Industrial Policy and Development in Africa

Whitfield, L., 2019, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Oxford University Press

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportEncyclopædiartikelForskningpeer review