Globalization and the Cultures of Business in Africa

Globalization and the Cultures of Business in Africa

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Can Africa develop businesses beyond the extractive or agricultural sectors? What would it take for Africa to play a major role in global business? By focusing on recent changes, Scott D. Taylor demonstrates how Africaa€™s business culture is marked by an unprecedented receptivity to private enterprise. Challenging persistent stereotypes about crony capitalism and the lack of development, Taylor reveals a long and dynamic history of business in Africa. He shows how a hospitable climate for business has been spurred by institutional change, globalization, and political and economic reform. Taylor encourages a broader understanding of the mosaic of African business and the diversity of influences and cultures that shape it.See a€œAfricaa#39;s Top 200 Companies, a€ African Business, April 2007, http://www . (accessed 1 April 2009). 7. ... Some may be more obvious: Azeb Mesfina#39;s Mega Corporation, for example; others are less explicitly linked to political patrons/benefactors, including ... See company profile at index.php (accessed 27 october 2011). 14.

Title:Globalization and the Cultures of Business in Africa
Author: Scott D. Taylor
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 2012-09-05

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