Mzumara et al
Greener Journal of Economics and Accountancy Vol. 2 (3), pp. 092-100, September 2013
ISSN: 2354-2357 © 2011 Greener Journals
Manuscript Number: 082613808
Malawi’s Intra-Industry Competitive Advantage
Macleans Mzumara1, Roseline Karambakuwa2 &
1, 2, 3Department of Economics, Bindura University of Science Education, P/Bag 1020, Bindura, Zimbabwe.
Emails: 1macmzumara @ yahoo.com, 2rkarambakuwa @ gmail.com
*Corresponding Author’s Email: apbchings2005 @ yahoo.com
The paper investigated Malawi’s intra-industry competitive advantage. Using Balassa (1965) methodology, industries in which Malawi has competitive advantage were identified. Malawi has significant competitive advantage in textiles, vegetable products, machinery/ electricals, foodstuffs and miscellaneous industries. In other industries, there is very little evidence of competitive advantage. Most of Malawi’s exports are in primary form. It is recommended that Malawi should strive to add value to its exports as well as attract foreign direct investment in order to improve efficiency.
Keywords: Competitive advantage, intra-industry, international trade, Malawi