By H. Romijn
An authoritative exam of the way small organizations in constructing nations gather technological power - the information and abilities required to function know-how successfully and to evolve it to neighborhood stipulations. It fills a spot within the confirmed literature on technological potential, which has ignored the small-scale quarter despite the $64000 function it performs in employment iteration. the writer develops a strategy for a quantitative overview of the educational method, utilizing case fabric from the small-scale capital items zone in Pakistan's Punjab Province.
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Of firms N/A 28 Jam. $ 4 m N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 540 N/A N/A 815 N/A NlA N/A appr. 2 cont'd Cont'd ... The firm is considered to be medium-scale by local standards. ') Idem Idem All are among the largest companies in their respective sectors. One of three galvanized steel producers in Thailand. The employment range is 15 to 4332 persons. The employment range is 7 to 520 persons. The employment range is 70 to 8000 persons. 1 ~ ~ ;::s. ~. :2. ;::;. OQ ~ ~ ~ "~ 30 Hong Kong Tanzania Tanzania, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, Kenya, Ghana N/A 1986 N/A 1991-3 1995 1988 Machinetools (17) Metalwork, foundry work, electrics (18) Mainly metalwork (19) Various Q (20) Garments, light engineering (21) Garments, electronics, light engineering (22) Sri Lanka Kenya Country Year Sector (source) 27 41 41 35 32 7 8 8 12 No.
Latin America's largest steel producer. 6b). The world's largest shipbuilder. Both firms are in the medium range of the large-scale segment of the industry. Third-largest private firm in India (in terms of sales volume). Other information about firm size ~. "- ~ ~ l:::l 9 ~ 00 (::;. a ;::: <::l ;::- t"l ~ ~ ~ t"l ;::: ~ ~ ~ "\5 29 Brazil Thailand Ivory Coast Tanzania Nigeria Thailand 1985 1986 1984 1973 N/A N/A N/A N/A 1985 Pulp and paper (8) Metalwork (9) Textiles, metal non-metallic & food (10) Gal vanized steel sheets (11) Textiles, sugar cement & agric.
Thus, for this particular subset of small firms, a focus on capability building is not just desirable from the point of view of productive employment expansion within the sector itself, but also because it is vital for bringing about an indigenous process of technological progress in a developing country as a whole. 2 THE PROBLEM OF PROLONGED LABOUR SURPLUS The one-sided focus on large firms in the capability literature suggests a more or less implicit conception of structural transformation that is reminiscent of Lewis' dual economy model in which traditional rural-sector employment is gradually replaced by modern-sector (mainly industrial) employment in the course of economic development (1954).
Acquisition of Technological Capability in Small Firms in Developing Countries by H. Romijn