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Naudé, Wim A.

Works: 137 works in 281 publications in 1 language and 3,486 library holdings
Genres: Commercial treaties 
Roles: Author, Editor, dgs
Classifications: HC59.7, 362.5091724
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Most widely held works by Wim A Naudé
Vulnerability in developing countries by Wim A Naud( Book )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than a billion people live in extreme poverty, and many face the possibility of never escaping from it. Millions more may be at risk of falling into poverty. These risks are exacerbated by natural hazards, ill-health, and macroeconomic volatility. This massive, widespread vulnerability to poverty has become one of the defining challenges of our times. To effectively combat it, we need to better understand vulnerability, particularly in developing countries where people do not have the same bulwarks against risks as those in more developed nations. Through essays from leading scholars, this volume focuses on critical dimensions of vulnerability in developing countries, such as its relationship with poverty, and vulnerability arising from poor health and external shocks. Reflecting the multidimensionality of vulnerability, it showcases a variety of methodologies that offer new perspectives on the notion of vulnerability in economic development. Case studies range from some of the largest countries in the world, such as China and India, to countries in transition, small island states, and failing states. This book is a timely reminder of what remains to be done to reduce the risk of poverty
Entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic development : a study prepared for the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU-WIDER) and Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT)( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the complex relationship between technological innovation and economic growth in developing countries. It analyses why some countries have improved living standards whilst others fail to make material progress. It looks at different types of entrepreneurship and how reforms can allow firms to become more innovative and dynamic
Entrepreneurship and economic development by Wim A Naud( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Promoting private sector development and entrepreneurship in particular, has become a defining feature of development policy in recent years. At a time when global development is being jeopardized by man-made and natural disasters, including financial crises and climate change, the need to integrate socially beneficial innovation and the pursuit of profit with the role of state and non-state actors, is becoming more urgent than ever. This volume brings together internationally leading scholars to explore the nature of economic development and its relationship with the various concepts of entrepreneurship. It identifies the concerns and issues in measuring the impact of entrepreneurship, evaluates and presents empirical evidence on the role of entrepreneurship and economic development, and dissects the evolving relationship between the state and entrepreneurs. The chapters emphasise the importance of institutions for understanding how entrepreneurs can play their innovative, Schumpeterian role to the greatest benefit to society, and that such institutional-entrepreneurial interactions, even beyond the traditional theatre of the nation state and the national economy. remains a major challenge. This book is indispensable reading for all interested in development economics, entrepreneurship and business management
Multinational enterprises, foreign direct investment and growth in Africa : South African perspectives by Bernard Michael Gilroy( Book )

13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How can Africa, the world's most lagging region, benefit from globalisation and achieve sustained economic growth? Africa needs greater investment by Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) to improve competitiveness and generate more growth through positive spill-over effects. Despite the fact that Africa's returns on investment averaged 29 per cent since 1990, Africa has gained merely 1 per cent of global Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows. The challenge for African countries is how to be a more desirable destination for FDI. The study integrates three currents of economic research, namely from the literature on (endogenous) economic growth, convergence and regional integration, the explanations for Africa's poor growth and the growing understanding of the role of MNEs in a global economy. The empirical side of the book is based on an econometric study of the determinants of FDI in Africa as well as a detailed firm-level survey conducted in 2000
Fragile states : causes, costs, and responses : a study prepared by the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU-WIDER) by Wim A Naud( Book )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Overcoming state fragility is one of the most important international development objectives of the 21st century. Many fragile states have turned into failed states, where millions of people are caught in deprivation and seemingly hopeless conditions. Fragile states lack the authority, legitimacy, and capacity that a modern state needs to advance the development of its peoples, and present deep challenges for the design and implementation of development policy. For instance, how is aid to be designed and delivered in a way that will help people in fragile states if their governments lack capacity to absorb and use aid? And what can be done about adverse side-effects of fragile states on their neighbours and the global community, such as heightened insecurity, rising out-migration, displaced populations, and the destruction of natural resources? This book documents the far reaching global repercussions of state fragility and provides a timely contribution to the international discourse on three dimensions of fragile states: their causes, costs, and the responses required. It will appeal to scholars, policymakers, and donors who are concerned about conflict and development. Its aim is to contribute to our understanding of how strong and accountable states can be fostered-states where government and civil society progressively advance human wellbeing, underpin households' resilience in the face of shocks, and form effective partnerships to maximize the benefits of development assistance."--Publisher's website
Pathways to industrialization in the twenty-first century : new challenges and emerging paradigms( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book deals with the importance of industrialization and the development of manufacturing in the economic development process. It focuses specifically on new challenges such as global value chains, the rise of China, climate change, and the role of state versus private sector entrepreneurs in forging appropriate industrial policies
Measuring vulnerability in developing countries : new analytical approaches( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In all of the major challenges facing the world currently, whether it be climate change, terrorism and conflict, or urbanization and demographic change, no progress is possible without the alleviation of poverty. New approaches in development economics have in recent years started from the premise that we cannot successfully deal with poverty unless we also deal with vulnerability - but not only vulnerability to income poverty but also vulnerability to various others hazards - such as climate, conflict, macroeconomic shocks and natural disasters. This book provide insights into new approaches in conceptualising and measuring vulnerability. It includes chapters dealing with advanced issues such as the compilation of economic vulnerability indices (EVIs) on a macro-level, of conceptualizing and measuring local vulnerability across regions in a country, and of measuring the flip-side of vulnerability, namely resilience. The book also explores the sensitivities of the various measurements of vulnerability to vulnerability lines, poverty lines, and permanent income, with consideration to some of the most vulnerable groups in developing countries. Overall, the contributions in the book consolidate new approaches as far as the concept and measurement of vulnerability on different levels and outcomes are concerned, and note directions for future research"--Publisher description
Understanding small-island developing states : fragility and external shocks by Amelia Uliafnova Santos Paulino( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text analyses the development prospects of small island developing states in various regions of the world, exploring the sources and consequences of economic, social and political vulnerability
Structural change and industrial development in the BRICS by Wim Naud&eacute( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The global economy has been irrevocably changed by the dramatic economic rise of their five countries collectively referred to as the BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. This book plots their rise and provides a unique analysis of the patterns of structural change that has accompanied the development of these countries. Focusing particularly on the manufacturing sector as a potential engine of growth, it asks how and why did the manufacturing sector emerge in these countries, what accounts for the spectacular manufacturing success of China, what are the differences between the experiences, including successes and failures of the BRICS, and what lessons are there for the industrial policies that many other countries are today trying to implement?
Geography and development in Africa : overview and implications for regional cooperation by Wim A Naud( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace, prosperity, and pro-growth entrepreneurship by Wim A Naud( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A world in one country : globalisation tensions as mirrored in contemporary South Africa by W. J Naude( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Africa's local government transformation : an economic development perspective by Wim A Naud( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The global economic crisis : towards syndrome-free recovery for Africa by Augustin Kwasi Fosu( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper outlines the impact of the global economic crisis on Africa. Recovery requires coordinated and consistent efforts to assist individual countries in mitigating (reducing) the risk, coping with the impact, and reducing risk over the longer term. Care should be exercised to maintain and improve good governance, which is essential for African countries to avoid introducing various "anti-growth policy syndromes" into their economies. These could arise if responses to the crisis result in (i) further boom-bust cycles and flaming the historically high volatility of African growth, including inflation, (ii) another debt crisis, (iii) household engaging in adverse coping strategies with lasting impacts; (iv) reversal of gains made in opening up African economies and aid architecture. -- Africa ; least developed countries ; global economic crisis ; financial crisis ; governance
The case for reciprocity in South African European trade relations by Carolyn M Jenkins( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The financial crisis of 2008 and the developing countries by Wim A Naud( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the financial crisis that broke in the US and other Western economies in late 2008, there is now serious concern about its impact on the developing countries. The world media almost daily reports scenarios of gloom and doom, with many predicting a deep global recession. This paper critically discusses this and concludes that as far as the developing countries are concerned, a bit more optimism may be warranted. Although without doubt there are particular countries that will be adversely affected, there will also be countries that may be less affected, may avoid recession, and may recover sooner than expected. Six major reasons for this conclusion are discussed. Without this resilience in the developing world, prospects for the world's richer countries would be much bleaker. Finally, some options available to the developing countries for minimizing the impact of the crisis are discussed. The crisis accentuates the urgent need for accelerating financial development in developing countries, both through domestic financial deepening, domestic resource mobilization, and reform of the international financial system. -- financial crisis ; developing countries ; development finance ; financial development
Financial liberalisation and interest rate risk management by Wim A Naud( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multinational enterprises in Africa : a study of German firms in South Africa( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out with the sleaze, in with the ease : insufficient for entrepreneurial development? by Wim A Naud( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improved governance and lower start-up costs may not be sufficient for encouraging the type of entrepreneurship that matters for economic growth. Using panel data on 60 countries spanning the period 2003-07 this paper establishes that (i) opportunitymotivated entrepreneurship (as opposed to necessity-motivated entrepreneurship) drives economic growth; (ii) governance and the start-up costs are not significant determinants of opportunity entrepreneurship; and (iii) better governance leads to higher economic growth. This implies that better governance and lower start-up costs, widely advocated as measures to promote entrepreneurship in developing countries, may not in fact be enough. Indeed, despite poorer governance and higher start-up costs, rates of opportunity-motivated entrepreneurship are higher in developing countries. Second, better governance can lead to better growth through reducing the impact of destructive entrepreneurship (including rent-seeking), even though this may not result in a reallocation of effort from destructive towards opportunity-motivated entrepreneurship. The paper concludes by discussing whether these results call in question the popular belief that a lack of opportunity-motivated entrepreneurship constrains developing country growth, and whether there is justification for more proactive government support for entrepreneurship. -- entrepreneurship ; development ; institutions
Non-farm enterprises in rural Africa new empirical evidence by Paula Nagler( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although non-farm enterprises are ubiquitous in rural Sub-Saharan Africa, little is yet known about them. The motivation for households to operate enterprises, how productive they are, and why they exit the market are neglected questions. Drawing on the Living Standards Measurement Study -- Integrated Surveys on Agriculture and using discrete choice, selection model and panel data estimators, this paper provide answers using data from Ethiopia, Niger, Nigeria, Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda. The necessity to cope following shocks, seasonality in agriculture, and household size can push rural households into operating a non-farm enterprise. Households are also pulled into entrepreneurship to exploit opportunities. Access to credit and markets, household wealth, and the education and age of the household head are positively associated with the likelihood of operating an enterprise. The characteristics are also associated with the type of business activity a household operates. Rural and female-headed enterprises and enterprises with young enterprise owners are less productive than urban and male-owned enterprises and enterprises with older owners. Shocks have a negative association with enterprise operation and productivity and a large share of rural enterprises does not operate continuously over a year. Enterprises cease operations because of low profits, a lack of finance, or the effects of idiosyncratic shocks. Overall the findings are indicative that rural enterprises are "small businesses in a big continent" where large distances, rural isolation, low population density, and farming risks limit productivity and growth
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Vulnerability in developing countries
Alternative Names
Naud, W.

Naud, W. A.

Naud, W. A. 1968-

Naud, W. A. (Willem Adriaan)

Naud, Willem

Naud, Willem 1968-

Naud, Willem A. 1968-

Naud, Willem Adriaan 1968-

Naud, Wim.

Naud, Wim 1968-

Naud, Wim A.

Naud, Wim A. 1968-

Wim Naud Economist, professor, dean director

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Entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic development : a study prepared for the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU-WIDER) and Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT)Entrepreneurship and economic developmentMultinational enterprises, foreign direct investment and growth in Africa : South African perspectivesFragile states : causes, costs, and responses : a study prepared by the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU-WIDER)Understanding small-island developing states : fragility and external shocks