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The Routledge Companion to Business in Africa

Edited by: Sonny Nwankwo , Kevin Ibeh

Print publication date:  June  2014
Online publication date:  July  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415635455
eBook ISBN: 9780203093146
Adobe ISBN: 9781136202506

10.4324/9780203093146
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Book description

Although the world's poorest inhabited continent, Africa has recently shown signs of being a source of economic growth in the coming decades, with increased foreign investment - notably from China - and huge growth in GDP from a number of African states. In contrast to the heaving weight of books focusing on business opportunities in Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America, Africa has been poorly served by academic publishing.

This compendium of scholarship offers cutting-edge knowledge relating to business in Africa. The objectives of this collection include:

  • To shed new light on the socio-cultural and historical underpinnings of business practice in Africa and their implications for promoting entrepreneurship and business behaviour in the region
  • To consider the important constraints on business activities in Africa, and the emerging 'best practice' for redressing their real and potential impacts
  • To facilitate a better understanding of contemporary business practice in Africa through the application of relevant theories and models, including emergent ones.

The Routledge Companion to Business in Africa is a comprehensive reference resource that provides the perfect platform for embarking on research and study into Africa from the business perspective.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Africa-to-Africa internationalization Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Regional economic integration and corporate Africa in the twenty-first century Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Africa’s retailing environment Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Understanding Africa’s business environment Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Africa’s third sector Download PDF
Chapter  7:  African consumers and country-of-origin influence Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Pro-foreign consumption phenomenon in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Family consumption systems in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  10:  African entrepreneurs’ performance Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Women entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Informal economy entrepreneurs from sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  13:  African entrepreneurs, financial literacy, debt and bankruptcy Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Diaspora Africans and entrepreneurial characteristics Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Ethical and moral philosophies of business Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Doing business in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Business development in sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  18:  FDI in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Emerging global firms Download PDF
Chapter  20:  FDI and labor productivity growth in SSA countries Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Knowledge management, capacity building and sustainable development in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Cross-border interfirm knowledge generation and enterprise development in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Entrepreneurship education for a renascent Africa Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Business strategy and firms’ performance in sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Strategic human resources management, labour market efficiency and competitiveness in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Consumer-based brand equity as competitive differentiator in an emerging African economy Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Rethinking formal prudential regulation of the financial sector in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Poverty alleviation in Africa through microfinancing innovations Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Corporate social responsibility and employee relations in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Investment in infrastructure development in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Tourism as a strategy for sustainable development and poverty alleviation in sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Attracting small and medium multinational enterprises to African countries Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Informal sector employment opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Sustaining the trajectory of Africa’s recent progress Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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