China's Impact On The African Renaissance: The Baobab Grows by Kobus JonkerChina's Impact On The African Renaissance: The Baobab Grows by Kobus Jonker

China's Impact On The African Renaissance: The Baobab Grows

byKobus Jonker, Bryan Robinson

Hardcover | July 16, 2018

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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.
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 s...
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Title:China's Impact On The African Renaissance: The Baobab GrowsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:308 pagesPublished:July 16, 2018Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9811301786

ISBN - 13:9789811301780

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Table of Contents

1. China in Africa: New Colonists or Facilitators of Development and Growth.
2. Renewal of Africa: The Organic Growth Paradigm.
3. Economic Growth and Diversification Fueling Development in Africa.
4. Infrastructure - The Most Important Enabler of Organic Growth in Africa.
5. The Role of Effective Governments and Institutions.
6. A Skilled and Educated Workforce for Africa.
7. Developing a Sustainable Africa through Green Growth.
8. Improving the Human Well-Being of All Africans.
9. Integrated Organic Growth: The Cases of Cameroon and Mauritius.
10. The Impact of China on the African Renaissance: Let the Baobab Grow.