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African-owned firms building capabilities in global value chains

Project Duration: 01/01/2016 - 09/12/2019
Sawing machines - Roses from Kenya - Sweatshits


Exporting out of China or out of Africa?


CAE working paper in French on the Madagascar apparel export sector

Kenyan flowers

Workshop on Industrial Development and the Floriculture industry in Kenya


Contact and Researchers

Advisory Board Members



Independent Research Fund Denmark | Social Science has supported the project with a DKK 5.3 million grant under the project title: Getting of the tecnology trap: foreign direct investment and learning among African-owned firms.


World map made of roses
About the AFRICAP project

The AFRICAP project studies how African-owned firms learn and build their technological capabilities in order to enter and remain competitive in new export sectors.

Sweatshirts på bøjle
Ethiopia is unique in a varied economic landscape in Africa

Ethiopia has particularly good prospects for economic growth in an Africa, where the image is more nuanced than it was previously described, says Associate Professor Lindsay Whitfield.

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More information

Find additional information about the project: African-owned firms building capabilities in global value change (AFRICAP):

Project site at Roskilde University Research Portal


Lindsay Whitfield
Professor (mso)
+45 4674 2967