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Economics, Development & Innovation 29 titles
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Trade Unions and Democracy
COSATU workers political attitudes in South Africa
Sakhela Buhlungu (ed)
This title analyses the results of a survey of the political attitudes of members of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) undertaken in the run up to South Africa’s third democratic general election in 2004. The survey was the third in a series, two previous ones having been conducted by some of the authors writing in the present collection before the elections of 1994 and 1999. The results of all three surveys are presented in an appendix, and taken together constitute a unique data base whose interpretation makes a major contribution to our understanding of contemporary South African history, notably with regard to how and why COSATU has become a major political actor within the ‘tripartite alliance’ which links it to the ruling African National Congress and the South African Communist Party.
Format210mm x 148mm
Pages262
ISBN 100-7969-2127-7
ISBN 13978-07969-2127-7
Publish Year2006

Price:    R 231.00


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A Socio-economic Atlas of South Africa
A Socio-economic Atlas of South Africa
A demographic, socio-economic and cultural profile of South Africa
Nick Tait, Andrew Whiteford, Jané Joubert, Johan van Zyl et al.
Based on the 1991 census, this atlas presents a set of demographic, socio-economic and cultural profiles of South Africa. The atlas contains chapters on: demography and housing, labour and employment, education, economic and human development, language and religion.
Format300mm x 208mm
Pages272
ISBN 100-7969-1786-8
ISBN 13978-07969-1786-7
Publish Year1996

Price:    R 220.00


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Society, State & Market
Society, State & Market
A guide to competing theories of development
John Martinussen
This major textbook, reprinted for the fourth time in 2004, is written for students in development studies. It provides a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary picture of development research over the past generation, and is organised around four major themes: economic development and underdevelopment, politics and the state, socio-economic development and the state and civil society and the development process.
Format160mm x 107mm
Pages400
ISBN 100-7969-1795-7
ISBN 13978-07969-1795-9
Publish Year1997

Price:    R 209.00


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Rural Tourism Development in South Africa
Rural Tourism Development in South Africa
Trends and challenges
Johan Viljoen, Kholadi Tlabela
The steadily increasing popularity of tourism in both developed and developing countries has led to an intriguing debate around its role in sustainable development. In this concise overview, Johan Viljoen begins by defining rural tourism and examining international trends in rural tourism development in both developed and developing contexts.
Format160mm x 113mm
Pages40
ISBN 100-7969-2180-6
ISBN 13978-07969-2180-2
Publish Year2006

Price:    R 98.00


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Resource Intensity, Knowledge and Development
Resource Intensity, Knowledge and Development
Insights from Africa and South America
Jo Lorentzen (ed)

For a long time economists have warned that abundant natural resources are bad for economic development because their exploitation stunts manufacturing exports, favours rent-seeking activities by politically well-connected people, and generally leads to unsustainable policies for which, as so often, the poor end up paying the price with lost growth and opportunity. But over the last few years the so-called resource curse has been revisited as historically uninformed, theoretically unsatisfactory, empirically incorrect, and largely useless for development policy.

Format148mm x 198mm (Soft Cover)
Pages272
ISBN 100-7969-2213-6
ISBN 13978-07969-2213-7
Publish Year2008
RightsWorld Rights

Price:    R 265.00


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PodcastAre Africa and South America destined to be 'resource-rich underachievers', or can knowledge intensification change all that? In this engaging podcast, Jo Lorentzen provides background to new economic theory around the 'resource curse' and David Cooper adds greater texture on the role of universities and civil society in 'the third capitalist industrial revolution', the era of the knowledge-intensive economy.

Duration: 9 min 38 sec

Multinationals on the Periphery
Multinationals on the Periphery
DaimlerChrysler South Africa, human capital upgrading and regional economic development
Jo Lorentzen
Utilising the DaimlerChrysler human resources upgrade in one of South Africa’s least developed provinces as the basis, this is a well-developed case study of the relationship between human capital in host economies and international capital inflows. It describes how DaimlerChrysler upgraded human resources in its East London plant where the company manufactures the Mercedes C-Class model for export. Lorentzen explores the extent and depth of the upgrading along and beyond the automotive supply chain, and its repercussions on local education and training institutions. Finally, he analyses how foreign direct investment and local industrial development interact in the short and medium term, and hypothesises as to the possible longer-term outcomes in the absence of proper regional economic planning.
Format210mm x 148mm
Pages44
ISBN 100-7969-2131-8
ISBN 13978-07969-2131-4
Publish Year2006

Price:    R 95.00


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Mobility of Human Resources and Systems of Innovation
Mobility of Human Resources and Systems of Innovation
A Review of Literature
Thomas E. Pogue
In any system of innovation, the constituency of participating individuals plays a large role in determining its strengths and weaknesses. A fundamentally mobile resource, individuals are influenced by a complex nexus of factors prompting their movements. This book is a review of the literature on the topic and is designed as a resource for anyone interested in analysing human mobility and the factors and policies through which it influences innovation.
Format210mm x 280mm
Pages84
ISBN 100-7969-2185-7
ISBN 13978-07969-2185-7
Publish Year2007

Price:    R 133.00


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Micro-Finance in Rural Communities in Southern Africa
Micro-Finance in Rural Communities in Southern Africa
Country and pilot site case studies, policy issues and recommendations
HSRC
This report was prepared for the Integrated Rural Development Program (IRDP). It explores the demand for and access to financial services in three pilot sites in rural Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa. The study examines developments in micro-finance, best practices in a rural context and key policy issues.
Format296mm x 210mm
Pages180
ISBN 100-7969-2000-1
ISBN 13978-07969-2000-3
Publish Year2002

Price:    R 137.00


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Measuring Innovation in OECD and NON-OECD Countries
Measuring Innovation in OECD and NON-OECD Countries
Selected seminar papers
William Blankley, Mario Scerri, Neo Molotja, Imraan Saloojee (eds)
It is widely accepted that innovation is key to economic growth. Countries where research and innovation are high on the national agenda are best suited to prosper in the knowledge-based economy. Conversely, countries whose economies are mainly dependent on natural resources and basic industries tend to lack competitiveness and flexibility in adapting to changing global trends. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has long been concerned with the measurement of research and experimental development (R&D) and innovation activities.
Format210mm x 297mm
Pages400
ISBN 100-7969-2062-1
ISBN 13978-07969-2062-1
Publish Year2006

Price:    R 286.00


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Mapping ICT Access in South Africa
Mapping ICT Access in South Africa
Kholadi Thlabela, Joan Roodt, Andrew Paterson, Gina Weir-Smith
The current and future capacity of South Africa to generate and sustain access to information and communication technologies (ICT) for its citizens is an important development priority. The Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative of South Africa (ASGISA), launched by government in 2006, identified key factors which are affecting South Africa’s drive to achieve 6% economic growth and to halve unemployment and poverty in South Africa by 2014. One of these factors is the cost of telecommunications. Together, the cost of telecommunications and the availability of ICT infrastructure will crucially facilitate or frustrate attempts to improve levels of access to ICT.
Format210mm x 280mm
Pages88
ISBN 100-7969-2182-2
ISBN 13978-07969-2182-6
Publish Year2006

Price:    R 120.00


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Main results of the South African Innovation Survey 2005
Main results of the South African Innovation Survey 2005
A survey undertaken on behalf of DST by CeSTII
William Blankley, Cheryl Moses

Innovation is widely acknowledged as being key to economic growth and progress, particularly as innovation by business enterprises is vital in ensuring their future success and competitiveness in an increasingly competitive global market. With this in mind, the Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CeSTII) was commissioned by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) to undertake a national innovation survey based on international best practice.

Format210mm x 280mm (Soft Cover)
Pages200
ISBN 100-7969-2240-3
ISBN 13978-07969-2240-3
Publish Year2009
RightsWorld Rights

Price:    R 125.00


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Linking Universities and Marginalised Communities
Linking Universities and Marginalised Communities
South African case studies of innovation focused on livelihoods in informal settings
Glenda Kruss , Michael Gastrow
Linking Universities and marginalised communities examines how South African universities engage with the informal sector in marginalised communities to improve livelihoods through inclusive innovation. The knowledge imperatives of universities are explored in relation to the public good and social justice, and the roles of innovation and technology transfer. Case studies provide examples of coherence between teaching, research, innovation and community engagement, and illustrate the enablers and constraints to such interaction. These insights find policy application in the spheres of higher education, science and technology, and economic development. The analysis also provides lessons for innovation studies, pointing out the need to refine the notion of innovation so that it may be more appropriate for the developmental challenges of countries such as South Africa.
Format148mm x 210mm
Pages144
ISBN 13978-0-7969-2500-8
Publish YearJune 2015
RightsWorld Rights

Price:    R 130.00


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ICT skills at the intermediate level in South Africa
ICT skills at the intermediate level in South Africa
Insights into private provision and labour market demand
Salim Akoojee, Fabian Arends, Joan Roodt

Both the government and the private sector have recognised the invaluable role that information and communication technology (ICT) plays in responding to national socio-economic imperatives. The importance of ICT skills to the economic, social and political trajectory in a globalised context cannot therefore be over-emphasised. The potential of, and limitations to, intermediate-level ICT skills in so far as they contribute to South Africa’s human resource capacity is considered essential to the current form and future trajectory of the country’s development.

Format210mm x 280mm (Soft Cover)
Pages72
ISBN 100-7969-2198-9
ISBN 13978-07969-2198-7
Publish Year2007

Price:    R 115.00


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Human Sciences Research Council
Human Sciences Research Council
Institutional Review 2003
HSRC
The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) is South Africa's statutory reseach agency dedicated to policy-relevant social science. In 2003 the HSRC was evaluated by an independent panel appointed by the Minister of Science and Technology. This publication contains the report presented by the panel.
Format210mm x 148mm
Pages160
ISBN 100-7969-2057-5
ISBN 13978-07969-2057-7
Publish Year2003

Price:    R 120.00


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Food Security and Sustainable Development in Southern Africa
Food Security and Sustainable Development in Southern Africa
Scott Drimie, Simphiwe Mini
Southern Africa experienced acute food shortages during 2002 and 2003. Against this background, the authors of this occasional paper investigate the issues around food security, assess the outlook for global food security and draw their conclusions accordingly.
Format210mm x 148mm
Pages36
ISBN 100-7969-2028-1 (IRRD 6)
ISBN 13978-07969-2028-7
Publish Year2003

Price:    R 98.00


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