Restructuring Or De-industrializing?: Zimbabwe's Textile and Metal Industries Under Adjustment

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Nordic Africa Institute, 1999 - Business & Economics - 107 pages
This report is one of the first longitudinal surveys assessing the experience of Zimbabwean manufacturers under the country 's economic structural adjustment program (ESAP) from 1990 to 1995. It documents the detailed experiences of selected textile and metal firms under ESAP and concludes that the adjustment framework has caused de-industrialization. ESAP also took a heavy toll on the living and working conditions of manufacturing sector workers. The report makes a strong case for the abandonment of the orthodox structural adjustment framework of industrial restructuring and the pursuit of an alternative approach that is more favourable to the local accumulation of capital.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
7
The Manufacturing Sector in Zimbabwe An Overview
17
List of Tables
18
Restructuring in the Textile and Metal Industries
31
Change and Conflict in Labour Relations
50
Income Patterns Living Standard and Coping Strategies
69
Conclusion and PostScript
88
References
105
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