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China’s Impact on the African Renaissance

The Baobab Grows

Authors: Jonker, Kobus, Robinson, Bryan

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  • Explores in-depth Chinese investments in Africa
  • Provides a new paradigm of China's impact in the world outside of Asia
  • Analyzes China's rise from an African perspective
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This book provides the first comprehensive academic study of what China's trade with, and investment in, African countries mean for the socio-economic well-being of the continent. Based on the African Tree of Organic Growth Framework developed in the book, Jonker and Robinson outline the factors necessary in realizing Africa's Renaissance vision and the impact that the Chinese might have on this process. Using the metaphor of the Baobab tree, the authors analyze the historical, cultural and economic contexts within African countries, the channels available to produce development and growth, and the fruits or social and economic well-being created by this integrated process. The book takes readers on a journey of numerous African examples and case studies, describing and analyzing the challenges and complexities of countries in their desire to achieve organic, cultural, scientific and economic renewal, and the improvement of the well-being of their citizens. This book will be of great value to economists, people who wish to do business in Africa, China-watchers, those who are following the development and growth of Africa, and more. 

About the authors

Kobus Jonker is a Professor in Business Strategy and International Business at the Nelson Mandela University Business School in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He started his academic career in 1989 and pioneered the establishment of the Business School at the Nelson Mandela University in 2005. He has facilitated the strategic planning sessions of several prominent companies and consulted to the senior management of various companies in the past 20 years. He holds a doctoral degree in Business Strategy from the University of Pretoria.
Bryan Robinson is a Research Associate and lecturer in Business and Society at the Nelson Mandela University Business School in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He holds a doctoral degree in Business Administration from the Nelson Mandela University. His research specializes in the fields of business ethics, corporate governance, development economics and globalization. His research into foreign direct investment in Africa takes a specific focus on China’s engagement in Africa and its socio-economic impact.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • China in Africa: New Colonists or Facilitators of Development and Growth

    Pages 1-18

    Jonker, Kobus (et al.)

  • Renewal of Africa: The African Tree of Organic Growth Paradigm

    Pages 19-34

    Jonker, Kobus (et al.)

  • Economic Growth and Diversification Fuelling Development in Africa

    Pages 35-76

    Jonker, Kobus (et al.)

  • Infrastructure: The Most Important Enabler of Organic Growth in Africa

    Pages 77-110

    Jonker, Kobus (et al.)

  • The Role of Effective Governments and Institutions

    Pages 111-136

    Jonker, Kobus (et al.)

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-0179-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-0178-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-4351-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
China’s Impact on the African Renaissance
Book Subtitle
The Baobab Grows
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-0179-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-0179-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-0178-0
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4351-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 308
Number of Illustrations
54 b/w illustrations
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