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Resilience, Agency and Coping with Hardship : Evidence from Europe during the Great Recession
This paper aims to contribute to the growing literature on resilience by focusing on coping with hardship during the Great Recession, drawing upon primary data gathered through household and key informant interviews in ...
Structural constraints and excess capacity : An international comparison of manufacturing firms
Excess capacity results in real and opportunity costs as well as lower factor productivity. Conventionally, variation in capacity utilisation rates has been explained with reference to the business cycles and market ...
Resilience, Hardship and Social Conditions
This paper provides a critical assessment of the term ‘resilience’ – and its highly agent-centric conceptualisation – when applied to how individuals and households respond to hardship. We provide an argument for social ...
A critical asssessment of incomplete contracts theory for private participation in public services : The case of water sector in Ghana
This paper provides a critical analysis of the recent developments in the incomplete contracts theory and its conclusions for privatisation of public services. Drawing upon a case study of management contract for urban ...
A tale of industrial stagnation from Africa
Many African economies have experienced rather dismal industrial development since the 1980s. The consensus is that African firms lack competitiveness in a world with increasing trade openness. What determines competitiveness? ...
Limits to competition and regulation in privatized electricity markets
Privatization of electricity has been extensive both in the developed and the developing world. Failures in various areas have led to the emergence of a new consensus which regards competitive pressures and regulation as ...