Endogenisation or enclave formation? The development of the Ethiopian cut flower industry*

  title={Endogenisation or enclave formation? The development of the Ethiopian cut flower industry*},
  author={Ayelech Tiruwha Melese and A. H. J. Helmsing},
  journal={The Journal of Modern African Studies},
  pages={35 - 66}
ABSTRACT This paper examines the evolution of the Ethiopian cut flower industry, illustrating how rapidly a potential comparative advantage can be realised. But the question is to what extent a country benefits from this in the long run, if foreign direct investment is the principal driving force. Will the new industry become an enclave, or will it be accompanied by a process of building local capabilities, a process which we denominate endogenisation? A value chain framework is used to analyse… 

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