Justin Barnes

Justin Barnes
Justin Barnes
Published Research

Journal articles


Barnes, J., Black, A., & Techakanont, K. (2017). Industrial policy, multinational strategy and domestic capability: A comparative analysis of the development of South Africa's and Thailand's automotive industries. The European Journal of Development Research, 29(1), 37-53. doi:10.1057/ejdr.2015.63

Barnes, J. (2013). Capital structure of the South African automotive industry: Historical perspectives and development implications. Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa, 81(1), 236-259. doi:10.1353/trn.2013.0003

Morris, M., Staritz, C., & Barnes, J. (2011). Value chain dynamics, local embeddedness, and upgrading in the clothing sectors of Lesotho and Swaziland. International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, 4(1/2/3), 96-111. doi:10.1504/ijtlid.2011.041901

Barnes, J., & Morris, M. (2008). Staying alive in the global automotive industry: What can developing economies learn from South Africa about linking into global automotive value chains? The European Journal of Development Research, 20(1), 31-55. doi:10.1080/09578810701853157

Morris, M., & Barnes, J. (2006). Organising cluster cooperation and learning networks in South Africa. African Studies, 65(1), 79-104. doi:10.1080/00020180600771790

Morris, M., Bessant, J., & Barnes, J. (2006). Using learning networks to enable industrial development. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 26(5), 532-557. doi:10.1108/01443570610659892

Barnes, J., Kaplinsky, R., & Morris, M. (2004). Industrial policy in developing economies: Developing dynamic comparative advantage in the South African automobile sector. Competition & Change, 8(2), 153-172. doi:10.1080/1024529042000271416

Barnes, J., & Morris, M. (2004). The German connection: Shifting hegemony in the political economy of the South African automotive industry. Industrial and Corporate Change, 13(5), 789-814. doi:10.1093/icc/dth031

Lorentzen, J., & Barnes, J. (2004). Learning, upgrading, and innovation in the South African automotive industry. The European Journal of Development Research, 16(3), 465-498. doi:10.1080/0957881042000266598

Barnes, J., Bessant, J., Dunne, N., & Morris, M. (2001). Developing manufacturing competitiveness within South African industry: The role of middle management. Technovation, 21(5), 293-309. doi:10.1016/s0166-4972(00)00047-x

Morris, M., Barnes, J., & Dunne, N. (2001). Globalisation and industrial restructuring in a South African city. Economic and Political Weekly, 36(24), 2157-2165. doi:10.1787/sti_outlook-2002-9-en

Barnes, J. (2000). Changing lanes: The political economy of the South African automotive value chain. Development Southern Africa, 17(3), 401-415. doi:10.1080/713661410

Barnes, J. (2000). Global trends in the automotive industry: Their likely impact on South African automotive assembly and component manufacturers. Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa, 43, 52-74.

Barnes, J., & Kaplinsky, R. (2000). Globalisation and trade policy reform: Whither the automobile components sector in South Africa? Competition & Change, 4(2), 211-243. doi:10.1177/102452940000400203
 

Barnes, J., & Kaplinsky, R. (2000). Globalization and the death of the local firm? The automobile components sector in South Africa. Regional Studies, 34(9), 797-812. doi:10.1080/00343400020002949

Aniruth, J., & Barnes, J. (1998). Why Richards Bay grew as an industrial centre: Lessons for SDIs. Development Southern Africa, 15(5), 829-849. doi:10.1080/03768359808440052

Barnes, J., & Morris, M. (1997). KwaZulu‐Natals rural institutional environment: Its impact on local service delivery. Development Southern Africa, 14(2), 185-209. doi:10.1080/03768359708439959



Book chapters


Barnes, J. (2017). The automotive GVC: Policy implications for developing economies. In J. Keane & R. Baimbill-Johnson (Eds.), Future fragmentation processes: Effectively engaging with the ascendancy of global value chains (pp. 133-143). London: Commonweath Secretariat.

Jeppesen, S., & Barnes, J. (2011). Is attracting foreign direct investment the only route to industrial development in an era of globalization? The case of the clothing and textiles sector in South Africa. In E. Rugraff & M. W. Hansen (Eds.), Multinational corporations and local firms in emerging economies (pp. 231-266). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Barnes, J. (2009). On the brink? Skills demand and supply issues in the South African automotive components industry. In A. Kraak (Ed.), Sectors and skills: The need for policy alignment (pp. 24-44). Cape Town: HSRC Press.

Morris, M., & Barnes, J. (2007). Regional development and cluster management: Lessons from South Africa. In A. J. Scott & G. Garofoli (Eds.), Development on the ground: Clusters, networks and regions in emerging economies (pp. 278-298). London: Routledge.

Lorentzen, J., Robbins, G., & Barnes, J. (2007). The Durban auto cluster: Global competition, collective efficiency and local development. In B. Oyelaran-Oyeyinka & D. McCormick (Eds.), Industrial clusters and innovation systems in Africa: Institutions, markets, and policy (pp. 189-210). New York: United Nations University Press.

Morris, M., Robbins, G., & Barnes, J. (2007). Government support and enabling environment for inter-firm cluster cooperation: Policy lessons from South Africa. In B. Oyelaran-Oyeyinka & D. McCormick (Eds.), Industrial clusters and innovation systems in Africa: Institutions, markets, and policy (pp. 243-268). New York: United Nations University Press.

Morris, M., Barnes, J., & Robbins, G. (2006). What should be the role of government in fostering clusters? In V. Padayachee, C. Skinner, & J. May (Eds.), Reviewing the first decade of development and democracy in South Africa. Cape Town: HSRC Press.

Morris, M., Robbins, G., & Barnes, J. (2006). The role of government in fostering clusters: The South African automotive sector. In V. Padayachee (Ed.), The development decade: Economic and social change in South Africa 1994-2004 (pp. 201-223). Cape Town: HSRC Press.

Morris, M., Barnes, J., & Esselaar, J. (2006). Globalisation, the changed dynamics of the clothing and textile value chains and the impact on Sub-Saharan Africa (Working Paper No. 10/2008). Vienna: United Nations Development Organisation.

Consulting Involvement

​Work on transversal and value chain-specific industrial policy development projects across the sub-continent.

Significant Achievements

​Led the development of the South African national government’s present automotive and clothing, textiles, footwear and leather policies on behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry. Inaugural Executive Director of the Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing (TWIMS).

Contact Details

Tel: +27 (0)31 767 5202

Cell: ; +27 (0)82 787 5608

Email: justin.barnes@twimsafrica.com

Qualifications
  • ​BA Hons cum laude (Geography) (UKZN)
  • MSocSci cum laude (Development Studies) (UKZN)
  • PhD (Development Studies) (UKZN)
Fields of Interest
  • ​Lean operations management
  • Lean supply chain management
  • Green manufacturing
  • Future manufacturing technologies
  • African trade and industrialisation
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