Chinese organisations in Sub-Saharan Africa: New Dynamics, New synergies

Terence Jackson (Editor), Lynette Louw (Editor), Dev Boojihawon (Editor)

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Trade between China and Africa is increasing year on year, while the West increasingly debates the nature and implications of China’s presence. Yet little research exists at the organizational and community levels. While western press reporting is overwhelmingly negative, African governments mostly welcome the Chinese presence. But what happens at the management level? How are Chinese organizations run? What are they bringing to communities? What is their impact on the local job market? How do they manage staff? How are they working with local firms?

This book seeks to provide a theoretical framework for understanding Chinese organizations and management in Africa and to explore how their interventions are playing out at the organizational and community levels in sub-Saharan Africa. Based on rigorous empirical research exploring emerging themes in specific African countries, this book develops implications for management knowledge, education and training provision, and policy formulation. Importantly it seeks to inform future scholarship on China’s management impact in the world generally, on Africa’s future development, and on international and cross-cultural management scholarship.

Primarily aimed at scholars of international management, with an interest in China and/or in China in Africa, this important book will also be of great interest to those working in the area of development studies, international politics, and international relations.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
Number of pages306
ISBN (Electronic)9781315532097
ISBN (Print)9781138692558, 9780367623463
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2020

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in International Business and the World Economy

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 selection and editorial matter, Terence Jackson, Lynette Louw and Dev K. (Roshan) Boojihawon; individual chapters, the contributors.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • General Business,Management and Accounting


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