The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Found 32 titles
2004  Large

Micro-Finance in Rural Communities in Southern Africa
Country and pilot site case studies, policy issues and recommendations

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.

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Format : 210mm x 296mm
Pages : 180
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2000-1
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2000-3
Publish Year : 2002
Price R 137.00
2199  Large

Mobility of Human Resources and Systems of Innovation
A Review of Literature

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.

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Format : 280mm x 210mm
Pages : 84
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2185-7
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2185-7
Publish Year : 2007
Price R 133.00
2137  Large

Multinationals on the Periphery
DaimlerChrysler South Africa, human capital upgrading and regional economic development

Utilising the DaimlerChrysler human resources upgrade in one of South Africas 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.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 44
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2131-8
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2131-4
Publish Year : 2006
Price R 95.00
2221  Large

Resource Intensity, Knowledge and Development
Insights from Africa and South America

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.

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Format : 198mm x 148mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 272
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2213-6
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2213-7
Publish Year : 2008
Rights : World Rights
Price R 265.00
2182  Large

Rural Tourism Development in South Africa
Trends and challenges

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.

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Format : 113mm x 160mm
Pages : 40
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2180-6
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2180-2
Publish Year : 2006
Price R 98.00
2046  Large

Society, State & Market
A guide to competing theories of development

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.

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Format : 107mm x 160mm
Pages : 400
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1795-7
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1795-9
Publish Year : 1997
Price R 209.00
2047  Large

A Socio-economic Atlas of South Africa
A demographic, socio-economic and cultural profile of South Africa

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.

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Format : 208mm x 300mm
Pages : 272
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1786-8
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1786-7
Publish Year : 1996
Price R 220.00
2145  Large

Trade Unions and Democracy
COSATU workers political attitudes in South Africa

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 Africas 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.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 262
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2127-7
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2127-7
Publish Year : 2006
Price R 231.00