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Is a ‘Factory Southern Africa’ Feasible? : Harnessing Flying Geese to the South African Gateway

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2195
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General Economy, Macroeconomics, and Growth Study
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Draper, Peter
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Freytag, Andreas
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Scholvin, Sören
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Tran, Luong Thanh
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2016-03-01T20:16:36Z
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2016-03-01T20:16:36Z
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2016-01
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The countries comprising the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) are currently not very integrated into global value chains (GVCs), potentially missing out on important development opportunities. Accordingly, we explore high level options for promoting their integration. Given East Asia’s spectacular success with integrating into GVCs, we first assess the probability that SACU can copy their flying geese pattern. That was initiated by Japanese multinational corporations (MNCs) investing in successive East Asian countries thereby becoming the lead geese, to be joined subsequently by MNCs from other countries. We argue that the conditions for pursuing a flying geese approach are difficult to replicate in SACU. Therefore, we proffer and explore the proposition that South Africa could serve as the gateway for harnessing MNC geese flying from third countries into the SACU region, in time propelling regional development through knowledge and investment spillovers, and serving as a conduit into GVCs. However, there may be substantial obstacles to deepening this integration potential. Other African gateways are emerging as alternatives to South Africa. And some SACU governments would prefer to build regional value chains (RVCs) rather than prioritize GVC integration. We argue that RVCs are complements to GVCs. SACU countries, excluding South Africa, may not attract many world leading MNCs since their markets are small, but could attract smaller regional players from South Africa or elsewhere. Thus building RVCs in the short run could assist with integration into GVCs in the longer run. Overall, this requires harnessing South African and MNC geese to the South African gateway, in a mutually complementary strategy.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2016/01/25840684/‘factory-southern-africa’-feasible-harnessing-flying-geese-south-african-gateway
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/23788
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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TARIFFS
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CAPITAL MARKETS
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AUTOMOBILE
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ECONOMIC GROWTH
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POLICY ENVIRONMENT
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AIRPORT
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TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE
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TRANSPORT CORRIDORS
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INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
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TRANSPORTATION COSTS
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PRODUCERS
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PROPERTY RIGHTS
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ECONOMIC PROCESSES
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POLITICAL ECONOMIES
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TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURES
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POLITICAL ECONOMY
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REVENUES
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INCENTIVES
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EQUILIBRIUM
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LORRIES
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MODELS
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EMPIRICAL STUDIES
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RAILWAY LINES
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TRAFFIC
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TAX
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AIRPORTS
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WEALTH
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AIR
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FLIGHT CONNECTIONS
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OLIGOPOLY
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DEVELOPED COUNTRIES
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EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS
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ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
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DEVELOPMENT
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ECONOMIC DYNAMICS
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ROAD
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REGIONAL TRANSPORT
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COSTS
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RAIL TRANSPORT
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OIL
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TRAINING
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RAIL LINK
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TRANSPORT
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POPULATION GROWTH
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CAPITAL FORMATION
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MOBILITY
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AIR CONDITIONING
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OPTIONS
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RAIL COMPANY
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QUOTAS
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TRANSPORT OF GOODS
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MARKETS
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AIR CARGO
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TECHNOLOGY TRANSFERS
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ECONOMIC CHANGE
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ECONOMIC POLICIES
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NATURAL RESOURCES
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METALS
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TRANSPORT POLICY
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EFFICIENCY
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INFRASTRUCTURE
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TAXES
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AUTOMOBILES
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INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT
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RESOURCES
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UNEMPLOYMENT
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TRANSPORT NETWORK
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DRIVING
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CONGESTION
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TRANSPORTATION
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TRANSIT
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WAGES
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POLICIES
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TRANSPARENCY
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CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
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VALUES
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CARS
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VALUE
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LAND TRANSPORT
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POLICY MAKERS
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CREDIT
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QUALITY STANDARDS
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TRAINS
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MINES
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SURFACE TRANSPORT
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POPULATION DENSITY
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INTERMEDIATE GOODS
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PROPERTY
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TRANSACTION COSTS
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ENVIRONMENT
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INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS
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RAILWAY
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PORT INFRASTRUCTURE
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ECONOMICS
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AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR
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BASIC METALS
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BRIDGE
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ROADS
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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
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TRADE
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MARITIME TRANSPORT
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RAILWAYS
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AIR TRANSPORT
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LAND
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ECONOMIES OF SCALE
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INVESTMENT
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COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE
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COAL
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HIGH TRANSPORT
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RAIL
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LANES
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HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT
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INVESTMENTS
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RISK MANAGEMENT
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RECYCLING
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AIRWAYS
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INTERMEDIATE INPUTS
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TRANSPORT COSTS
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ENVIRONMENTAL
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POLICY INSTRUMENTS
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ROAD TRANSPORT
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STRUCTURAL UNEMPLOYMENT
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INFRASTRUCTURES
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DEMOGRAPHICS
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PRICES
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ECONOMIES
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BOTTLENECKS
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PRODUCTION PROCESSES
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COMPETITION
dc.title
Is a ‘Factory Southern Africa’ Feasible?
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dc.title.subtitle
Harnessing Flying Geese to the South African Gateway
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dc.type
Working Paper
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okr.date.disclosure
2016-01-28
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Economic & Sector Work :: General Economy, Macroeconomics, and Growth Study
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Economic & Sector Work
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2016/01/25840684/‘factory-southern-africa’-feasible-harnessing-flying-geese-south-african-gateway
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yes
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090224b08411066a_1_0
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25840684
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102983
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true
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2016/01/28/090224b08411066a/1_0/Rendered/PDF/Is0a00factory00outh0African0gateway.pdf
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Africa
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Southern Africa
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Industry and trade
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Trade and integration :: Export development and competitiveness
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Economic management :: Analysis of economic growth
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Trade and integration :: Regional integration
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Trade and integration :: Trade facilitation and market access
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Economic Growth
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International Economics and Trade :: Export Competitiveness
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Private Sector Development :: Competitiveness and Competition Policy
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Transport :: Transport Economics & Policy Planning
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T&C GP-Africa South - IBRD (GTC13)

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