Cluster-Based Industrial Development

Kaizen Management for MSE Growth in Developing Countries

  • Tetsushi Sonobe
  • Keijiro Otsuka

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Tetsushi Sonobe, Keijiro Otsuka
      Pages 1-14
  3. Management, Innovations, and Enterprise Growth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Tetsushi Sonobe, Keijiro Otsuka
      Pages 17-36
    3. Tetsushi Sonobe, Keijiro Otsuka
      Pages 37-58
  4. Impacts of Management Training

  5. Toward a Strategy for MSE Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 237-264

About this book


This book attempts to provide an effective strategy for industrial development based on the KAIZEN management training experiments conducted in Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Vietnam, and Tanzania. We focus on micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in industrial clusters, because clusters consisting of MSEs are ubiquitous and have high potential to grow.


Industrial Cluster KAIZEN Management Training Industrial Development Strategy Asia and sub-Saharan Africa clusters Developing Countries development growth innovation management strategy

Authors and affiliations

  • Tetsushi Sonobe
    • 1
  • Keijiro Otsuka
    • 1
  1. 1.National Graduate Institute for Policy StudiesJapan

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