Autos for Africa? : possibilities and pitfalls for an automotive industry in Africa

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Black, Anthony en_ZA
dc.contributor.author McLennan, Thomas en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-14T12:49:01Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-14T12:49:01Z
dc.date.issued 2016 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation McLennan, T. 2016. Autos for Africa? : possibilities and pitfalls for an automotive industry in Africa. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21739
dc.description.abstract Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has grown very rapidly over the last decade. Demand for light vehicles has rapidly increased in this period, albeit from a very low base. Growing demand is almost entirely supplied by the import of used vehicles from the developed world. This has led to an enormous automotive trade deficit in the region where, apart from South Africa, there is almost no domestic production. The dissertation establishes the trends and scale of automotive demand in SSA and then considers the question of whether and how the region can begin to meet this booming demand by developing its own industry. Despite limited industrialisation levels and relatively small domestic markets, some larger countries, such as Nigeria and Kenya, are putting policies in place to encourage domestic production. However, if countries follow individual national strategies it is unlikely that any will have sufficient market scale or investment levels to become sustainable automotive producers. A regional automotive strategy needs to be adopted in SSA in order to attract large scale productive investment. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Economic Development en_ZA
dc.title Autos for Africa? : possibilities and pitfalls for an automotive industry in Africa en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Commerce en_ZA
dc.publisher.department School of Economics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MCom en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation McLennan, T. (2016). <i>Autos for Africa? : possibilities and pitfalls for an automotive industry in Africa</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Economics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21739 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation McLennan, Thomas. <i>"Autos for Africa? : possibilities and pitfalls for an automotive industry in Africa."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Economics, 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21739 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation McLennan T. Autos for Africa? : possibilities and pitfalls for an automotive industry in Africa. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Economics, 2016 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21739 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - McLennan, Thomas AB - Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has grown very rapidly over the last decade. Demand for light vehicles has rapidly increased in this period, albeit from a very low base. Growing demand is almost entirely supplied by the import of used vehicles from the developed world. This has led to an enormous automotive trade deficit in the region where, apart from South Africa, there is almost no domestic production. The dissertation establishes the trends and scale of automotive demand in SSA and then considers the question of whether and how the region can begin to meet this booming demand by developing its own industry. Despite limited industrialisation levels and relatively small domestic markets, some larger countries, such as Nigeria and Kenya, are putting policies in place to encourage domestic production. However, if countries follow individual national strategies it is unlikely that any will have sufficient market scale or investment levels to become sustainable automotive producers. A regional automotive strategy needs to be adopted in SSA in order to attract large scale productive investment. DA - 2016 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2016 T1 - Autos for Africa? : possibilities and pitfalls for an automotive industry in Africa TI - Autos for Africa? : possibilities and pitfalls for an automotive industry in Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21739 ER - en_ZA


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