n AfricaGrowth Agenda - Are exporting firms really productive? Evidence from Ghana

Volume 2008, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 1811-5187


The relationship between exports and output growth and productivity has been an issue of great economic concern. More importantly, the relationship that is purported to exist between exports and economic growth has further necessitated the shift in trade policy towards export expansion. Against this backdrop most developing countries including sub-Saharan Africa have adopted outward orientation as part of the widely embarked upon policy of SAP (Structural Adjustment Programme). Studies in Ghana (Baah-Nuakoh et. al. 1996; Jebuni et. al. 1992) on the export sector have revealed enthusiasm in the sector and shown tremendous growth in exporting activities.

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