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The dynamics of regional economic integration: a system dynamics analysis of pathways to the development of value chains in the Southern African Customs Union

dc.contributor.authorGrobbelaar, Sara S.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMeyer, Isabel A.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-01T13:39:27Z
dc.date.available2017-06-01T13:39:27Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationGrobbelaar, S. S. & Meyer, Isabel A. 2017. The dynamics of regional economic integration: a system dynamics analysis of pathways to the development of value chains in the Southern African Customs Union. South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 28(1):73-89, doi:10.7166/28-1-1613
dc.identifier.issn2224-7890 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1012-277X (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.7166/28-1-1613
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/101682
dc.descriptionCITATION: Grobbelaar, S. S. & Meyer, Isabel A. 2017. The dynamics of regional economic integration: a system dynamics analysis of pathways to the development of value chains in the Southern African Customs Union. South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 28(1):73-89, doi:10.7166/28-1-1613.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://sajie.journals.ac.za
dc.description.abstractDespite progress towards improved cooperation within the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), it can be argued that real economic integration is still lacking. Cross-border value chain (VC) development has been proposed as a potential enabler of regional economic integration. This article draws on a systems thinking process to explore the dynamic process of regional economic integration and value chain development. Through an inductive approach, we consider pathways for value chain development using the agro-processing and automotive sectors within SACU as case studies. The outcome of the dynamic hypothesis is to inform a framework for strategic decision-making to support policy action towards developing cross-border value chains in SACU.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractAFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Ten spyte van vooruitgang in beter samewerking binne die Suider-Afrikaanse Doeane-Unie (SADU), kan dit aangevoer word dat ware ekonomiese integrasie nog ontbreek. Die ontwikkeling van oorgrens-waardekettings word beskou as 'n moontlike drywer van plaaslike ekonomiese integrasie. Hierdie artikel maak gebruik van 'n stelseldenke proses om die dinamiese proses van streekswye ekonomiese integrasie en waardeketting ontwikkeling te ondersoek. Ons gebruik ‘n induktiewe benadering om roetes tot waardeketting ontwikkeling deur middel van gevallestudies in landbou-verwerking en die motorsektor, te ondersoek. Die uitkoms van die dinamiese hipotese is om 'n raamwerk te ontwikkel om strategiese besluitneming en beleidsaksie vir die ontwikkeling van oorgrens-waardekettings in SADU te ondersteun.af_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://sajie.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/1613
dc.format.extent17 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherSouthern African Institute for Industrial Engineering
dc.subjectSouthern Africa -- Economic integrationen_ZA
dc.subjectCustoms unions -- Southern Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectValue analysis (Cost control)en_ZA
dc.titleThe dynamics of regional economic integration: a system dynamics analysis of pathways to the development of value chains in the Southern African Customs Unionen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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