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Greener Journal of  Business and Management Studies  Vol. 4 (2), pp. 041-044, May 2014

 ISSN: 2276-7827 ©  2014 Greener Journals

Research Paper

Manuscript Number: 1212131028

 

Inter-Sectoral Competitive Advantage of Madagascar

 

Macleans Mzumara

 

Department of Economics, Bindura University of Science Education, P/Bag 1020, Bindura, Zimbabwe.

 

Email: macmzumara @ yahoo. com


Abstract:

The author has investigated inter-sectoral competitive advantage of Madagascar through the use of Balassa technique. There is a strong evidence of existence of competitive advantage in the textiles sector in Madagascar. There is also a strong evidence of lack of competitive advantage in the plastic/rubber sector. The majority of the sectors show little evidence of competitive advantage in Madagascar in various degrees. These sectors include: foot wear/head gear; stone/glass; raw hide, skins, leather and furs; chemicals and allied industries; transportation; mineral products; metals; foodstuffs; wood and wood products; and animal and animal products. It is recommended that Madagascar move its resources from less competitive sectors to other sectors such as textiles, machine/electrical, vegetable products and miscellaneous. It is further recommended that Madagascar should work towards attracting foreign direct investment. It should also increase its effort in exploration of new endowments.

Key words: International trade, competitive advantage, exports, Madagascar.


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