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Africa’s Competitiveness in the Global Economy


Africa’s Competitiveness in the Global Economy


AIB Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) Series

von: Ifedapo Adeleye, Mark Esposito

154,69 €

Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 10.01.2018
ISBN/EAN: 9783319670140
Sprache: englisch

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This book highlights the key issues, opportunities and challenges facing African firms, industries, cities and nations in their quest to compete successfully in the global economy. Exploring a topic which has grown in importance as Africa faces a period of subdued economic development, this edited collection takes a unique multi-disciplinary, multi-industry and multi-country approach. The authors provide insights into a broad range of issues, including competitiveness measurement and evaluation, sectoral competitiveness of declining and emerging industries, threats of the ‘Dutch Disease,’ and talent competitiveness. This timely book offers a response to the urgent need for the diversification of economies and the advancement of manufacturing in Africa, appealing to scholars of international business and economics.
1. Africa's Competitiveness in the Global Economy: Past, Present and Future; Ifedapo Adeleye, Joseph Amankwah-Amoah, Nathaniel Boso and Mark Esposito.Part I. The Global Competitiveness of African Nations and Cities.2. The Competitive Challenge of the Formal Sector in Francophone Africa: Understanding the Role of the Informal Sector and the Business Environment; Ahmadou Aly Mbaye and Fatou Gueye.3. Theorizing Cities as Sources of Competitive Advantage: Accra in Comparative Perspective; George Acheampong and Obi Berko Damoah.4. The International Competitiveness and Connections of African Cities: Profiling South Africa's Gauteng-City Region; Joseph Parilla and Jesus Leal Trujillo.Part II. Sectorial Dynamics and International Competitiveness in Africa.-5. Banking on Africa: Can Emerging Pan-African Banks Outcompete their Global Rivals?; Ifedapo Adeleye, Franklin Ngwu, Nkemdilim Iheanachor, Ebes Esho, Chijioke Oji, Theresa Onaji-Benson and Chris Ogbechie.6. Enhancing Tourism Competitiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa: Emerging Trends, Challenges and Strategies; Adun Okupe, Trevor Ward and Ogechi Adeola7. Measurement of Agribusiness Competitiveness: Methods and Applications to African Countries; Suresh Chandra Babu and Mahika Shishodia.8. Why are so Many African Companies Uncompetitive on the Globe Stage? Insights from the Global Airline Industry; Joseph Amankwah-AmoahPart III. Human Capital and International Competitiveness in Africa9. Human Capital, innovation and International Competitiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa; Yaw Debrah, Oriacghe Oseghale and Kweku Adams.10. Improving Africa's Competitiveness through Strategic Knowledge Transfer: Lessons from Partnerships with China and Ways Forward; Abdoulkadre Ado.Part IV: Cases on the Global Competitiveness of Africa's Economic Powerhouses11. Nigeria: Oil and Competitiveness; Doyin Salami, Malcolm Fabiyi and Ifedapo Adeleye.12. The South African Renewable Energy Cluster; Mark Esposito, Months Raut, Laura Lanzoni Broccoli, Nasma Harrachi, Yann Claudel, Yang Yang and Melina Balliard.13. Kenya's Blooming Flower Industry: Enhancing Global Competitiveness; Ogechi Adeola, Abel Kinoti and Mary Kinoti.14. Poultry Tariffs in South Africa: Levelling the Playing Field or Rewarding Inefficiency?; Jacklynne Hobbs, Peter Draper and Claire Beswick.
Ifedapo Adeleye is Lecturer in Management and Global Business at Haslam College of Business, University of Tennessee, USA. An international business enthusiast and passionate management educator, he has authored over 40 papers, books, chapters and cases across a range of topical issues, including firm-level internationalization and competitiveness.   Mark Esposito is Professor of Business and Economics with appointments at Harvard University, Grenoble Ecole de Management and Hult International Business School. He holds Fellowships at Cambridge Judge Business School as well as at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government in Dubai. He serves as Institute Council Co-Leader for the Microeconomics of Competitiveness Program at Harvard Business School.
‘This book is a timely effort to rethink Africa’s economic narrative. For nearly two decades Africa’s popular storyline was represented by the “Africa Rising” meme built on the commodity boom and rise of China as Africa’s leading trading partner. It was simple, catchy and hopeful…but optimism alone does not constitute a strategy to guide Africa’s search for alternative routes to development. This book provides new intellectual and pragmatic approaches that could help the continent enhance its global competitiveness, a welcome departure from 20th century market liberalisation ideology that defined globalisation as we know it today.’—Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, USAThis book highlights the key issues, opportunities and challenges facing African firms, industries, cities and nations in their quest to compete successfully in the global economy. Exploring a topic which has grown in importance as Africa faces a period of subdued economic development, this edited collection takes a unique multi-disciplinary, multi-industry and multi-country approach. The authors provide insights into a broad range of issues, including competitiveness measurement and evaluation, sectoral competitiveness of declining and emerging industries, threats of the ‘Dutch Disease,’ and talent competitiveness. This timely book offers a response to the urgent need for the diversification of economies and the advancement of manufacturing in Africa, appealing to scholars of international business and economics.
Takes a multi-disciplinary, multi-industry and multi-country approach, covering the key economies in all regions of Sub-Saharan AfricaProvides coverage of both strategic and emerging sectors including agriculture, tourism and hospitality and infrastructure Includes insights from diverse fields such as economics, HR, agribusiness, development policy and marketing
Takes a multi-disciplinary, multi-industry and multi-country approach, covering the key economies in all regions of Sub-Saharan AfricaProvides coverage of both strategic and emerging sectors including agriculture, tourism and hospitality and infrastructure Includes insights from diverse fields such as economics, HR, agribusiness, development policy and marketing
“This book is a timely effort to rethink Africa’s economic narrative. For nearly two decades Africa’s popular storyline was represented by the “Africa Rising” meme built on the commodity boom and rise of China as Africa’s leading trading partner. It was simple, catchy and hopeful…but optimism alone does not constitute a strategy that could guide Africa’s search for alternative routes to development. This book provides new intellectual and pragmatic approaches that could help the continent enhance its global competitiveness and transcend the magical thinking that surrounds reliance on commodity exports. At the core of the alternative approach offered in this book is the importance of industrial policy in long-term economic transformation. The focus on industrial development is a welcome departure from 20th century market liberalization ideology that defined globalisation as we know it today.” (Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, USA)

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