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Title: DOMESTIC MARKET STRUCTURE AND EXPORT PERFORMANCE: CASE OF THE ETHIOPIAN LEATHER INDUSTRY
Authors: DANIEL D., ABSHIR
Advisors: Dr. Gebrehiwot Ageba
Keywords: ETHIOPIA; EXPORT REVENUE; LEATHER INDUSTRY; MARKET STRUCTURE
Copyright: Jun-2011
Date Added: 26-Jun-2012
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: This paper examines domestic market structure and export performance in Ethiopian leather industry manufactures from the perspective of recent developments in international trade theory, while bringing the trends of concentration level in the sector in to the analysis. Studies on the determinants of export performance in Ethiopia manufacturing industries in general and leather industry in particular focused on the macroeconomic and controllable variables of the firms to the performance of the industries in international market. The microeconomic and uncontrollable determinants of export performance have received negligible research attention. In this study, the author examines one key uncontrollable/ external factor, namely, local industry concentration, in the context of Ethiopian leather industry. In addition, the author conduct interview with Ethiopian Leather Industries Association and Leather Industry Development Institute to capture other factors that constraint and influence the competitiveness of Ethiopian leather industry firms in the global market. This study evaluates the effect of leather industry domestic market structure on export performance using descriptive analysis for the period 1998-2009. Central Statistical Agency 2009 statistical survey report on 80 large and medium scale manufacturing firms selected for the study and the market structure and the likelihood of competition assessed by using measures of seller concentration and then its correlation to export revenue examined. On the basis of empirical analysis, the author finds that local market concentration is potent predictor of Ethiopian leather industry firms' export revenue. The author discusses the implication of the finding to expose the reason behind the success of Ethiopian leather and leather products exporters in international markets.
Description: A Project Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies of Addis Ababa University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in Economics School of Economics
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3207
Appears in:Thesis - Economics

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