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dc.creator Pack, Howard 2011-04-05T11:24:56Z 2011-04-05T11:24:56Z 1972 2012-11-10T12:54:44Z 2012-11-10T12:54:44Z 10-11-12 2018-06-25T12:53:11Z 2018-06-25T12:53:11Z
dc.identifier Pack, Howard. (1972) Employment and productivity in Kenyan manufacturing. Discussion Paper 149, Nairobi: Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi
dc.identifier 322197
dc.description This paper reports the results of an extensive set of interviews with Kenyan manufacturers. The question to which these interviews were addressed is the possibility of absorbing larger numbers of workers in the manufacturing sector. A number of rather surprising patterns appeared. First, existing manufacturing enterprises are relatively labour intensive; rarely do they exhibit the mechanization levels of the developed countries. Second, productivity of labour has risen rapidly not as a result of increasing levels of capital per worker but as the outcome of reorganisation, simple innovations and increasing utilization of capacity. These findings suggest that at least in the near future, say five to ten years, though manufacturing employment may grow, it will certainly grow more slowly than output.
dc.language en
dc.publisher Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi
dc.relation Discussion Papers;149
dc.rights Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi
dc.subject Work and Labour
dc.title Employment and productivity in Kenyan manufacturing
dc.type Series paper (non-IDS)

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