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The history of business in Africa : complex discontinuity to emerging markets

Author: G Verhoef
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017]
Series: Studies in economic history (Springer (Firm))
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers a comprehensive study of the history of African business. By analyzing the specificities of African business culture, as well as the dynamically changing African policy context, the author sheds new light on the development of African enterprises, markets and institutions. The book covers a wide range of historical studies, starting with the earliest exchange networks, the new market opportunities  Read more...
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History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Verhoef, Grietjie.
History of Business in Africa : Complex Discontinuity to Emerging Markets.
Cham : Springer International Publishing, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G Verhoef
ISBN: 9783319625669 3319625667 3319625659 9783319625652
OCLC Number: 1007925696
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Preface --
Reference --
Contents --
List of Map and Tables --
Chapter 1: The History of Business in Africa: Introduction --
References --
Chapter 2: Africa and Africas --
2.1 Conclusion --
References --
Chapter 3: Networks of Exchange --
3.1 Business Unit of Operation --
3.2 Merchants and Trade in the East --
3.3 Indian Business in Africa: Mia and Dockrat Family Business --
3.4 Conclusion --
References --
Chapter 4: Business in New Markets Under New Masters --
4.1 Escalating Cost of Competition Mandated Diplomacy --
4.2 Strategy: Chartered Companies 4.3 African Entrepreneurs in South Africa: Exceptionalism and Similarity4.4 Concluding Overview: The Role of Credit and Banking --
4.5 Conclusion --
References --
Barclays Group Archive (BGA) --
South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR): Rheinalt Jones Papers: --
Standard Bank Archives (SBA) --
Chapter 5: Business in Independent Africa --
5.1 Ideology, Policy and Business --
5.2 Power, Business and the People: Ghana --
5.3 Power, Business and the People: Nigeria --
5.4 Power and Business: French West Africa --
5.5 Statism and Business: East Africa 5.6 The State, Power and Business: Central Africa5.7 Outlier South Africa --
5.8 Conclusion: African Business at the End of the 1980s --
References --
Chapter 6: Enter the Market: African Entrepreneurial Rebirth After 1980 --
6.1 Contextual Overhaul --
6.2 Privatisation: Enters African Entrepreneurs --
6.3 New Generation Entrepreneurial Innovation --
6.4 Transforming Humble Trading into a Corporate Empire --
6.5 Transforming Socialism into a Market --
6.6 Muslim Maghreb --
6.7 Banking --
6.8 Black Business and Open Markets in South Africa 6.9 Conclusion: The Journey Has Just BegunReferences --
Chapter 7: Into the Global --
7.1 Big and Powerful --
7.2 The New Global African Business: Entrepreneurs and Billionaires --
7.3 Conclusion --
References --
Chapter 8: Conclusion: The Beginning of African Business History
Series Title: Studies in economic history (Springer (Firm))
Responsibility: Grietjie Verhoef.

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