Industrial policy, economic growth and unemployment in the wake of the 2008-2009 global financial crisis: The Zambian perspective

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Mukuddem-Petersen, Janine en_ZA
dc.contributor.author M'Shanga, Mayase Chituwa Simone en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-09T10:53:10Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-09T10:53:10Z
dc.date.issued 2017 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation M'Shanga, M. 2017. Industrial policy, economic growth and unemployment in the wake of the 2008-2009 global financial crisis: The Zambian perspective. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/27445
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates the extent to which the 2008 - 2009 financial crisis impacted economic growth and employment in developing countries, with Zambia as the entity of focus. It further examines the industrial policy strategies employed by the country before, during and after the crisis and whether they have been effective in shielding the country from exogenous shocks and creating sustainable employment opportunities. This provides a unique perspective by evaluating policy responses to external shocks while monitoring the key economic variables highlighted. It draws from conceptual ideas and previous research around the evolution of financial crises and industrial policy, evaluating the manner in which the effects of the former, originating from financial markets in developed economies, trickle down to developing nations with no solid roots in international financial markets. Furthermore, it assesses the application of the latter concept and its ability to preserve and support sustainable economic development. The paper presents an exploratory case study analysis of Zambia which has been negatively affected by the financial crisis to a large extent due to number of vulnerabilities that leave the country exposed. The findings suggest that industrial policy in itself cannot fully insulate developing countries from the dynamic and unpredictable external environment. However, there are a number of policy considerations that can be made, highlighted as concluding recommendations, to support the growth of the economy and mitigate against the impact of inevitable external shocks. It is important to note that each developing country case is unique to itself but generalised findings can still be comparable to other countries that share some fundamental demographic similarities. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Development Finance en_ZA
dc.title Industrial policy, economic growth and unemployment in the wake of the 2008-2009 global financial crisis: The Zambian perspective 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 Research of GSB en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MBA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation M'Shanga, M. C. S. (2017). <i>Industrial policy, economic growth and unemployment in the wake of the 2008-2009 global financial crisis: The Zambian perspective</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,Research of GSB. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/27445 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation M'Shanga, Mayase Chituwa Simone. <i>"Industrial policy, economic growth and unemployment in the wake of the 2008-2009 global financial crisis: The Zambian perspective."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,Research of GSB, 2017. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/27445 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation M'Shanga MCS. Industrial policy, economic growth and unemployment in the wake of the 2008-2009 global financial crisis: The Zambian perspective. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,Research of GSB, 2017 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/27445 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - M'Shanga, Mayase Chituwa Simone AB - This paper investigates the extent to which the 2008 - 2009 financial crisis impacted economic growth and employment in developing countries, with Zambia as the entity of focus. It further examines the industrial policy strategies employed by the country before, during and after the crisis and whether they have been effective in shielding the country from exogenous shocks and creating sustainable employment opportunities. This provides a unique perspective by evaluating policy responses to external shocks while monitoring the key economic variables highlighted. It draws from conceptual ideas and previous research around the evolution of financial crises and industrial policy, evaluating the manner in which the effects of the former, originating from financial markets in developed economies, trickle down to developing nations with no solid roots in international financial markets. Furthermore, it assesses the application of the latter concept and its ability to preserve and support sustainable economic development. The paper presents an exploratory case study analysis of Zambia which has been negatively affected by the financial crisis to a large extent due to number of vulnerabilities that leave the country exposed. The findings suggest that industrial policy in itself cannot fully insulate developing countries from the dynamic and unpredictable external environment. However, there are a number of policy considerations that can be made, highlighted as concluding recommendations, to support the growth of the economy and mitigate against the impact of inevitable external shocks. It is important to note that each developing country case is unique to itself but generalised findings can still be comparable to other countries that share some fundamental demographic similarities. DA - 2017 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2017 T1 - Industrial policy, economic growth and unemployment in the wake of the 2008-2009 global financial crisis: The Zambian perspective TI - Industrial policy, economic growth and unemployment in the wake of the 2008-2009 global financial crisis: The Zambian perspective UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/27445 ER - en_ZA


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