AIB Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) Series

Africa’s Competitiveness in the Global Economy

Editors: Adeleye, Ifedapo, Esposito, Mark (Eds.)

  • Takes a multi-disciplinary, multi-industry and multi-country approach, covering the key economies in all regions of Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Provides 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
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About this book

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.

About the authors

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 & Economics at Hult International Business School and a member of the teaching faculty at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education, where he equally serves as Institutes Council Co-Leader for the Microeconomics of Competitiveness Program at Harvard Business School. He is an appointed fellow of the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government in Dubai as well at the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils, Washington DC. He equally holds a research fellowship at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK.

Reviews

“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)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Africa’s Competitiveness in the Global Economy: Past, Present and Future

    Adeleye, Ifedapo (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • The Competitiveness Challenge of the Formal Sector in Francophone Africa: Understanding the Role of the Informal Sector and the Business Environment

    Mbaye, Ahmadou Aly (et al.)

    Pages 25-51

  • Theorizing Cities as Sources of Firm Competitive Advantage: Accra in Comparative Perspective

    Acheampong, George (et al.)

    Pages 53-79

  • The International Competitiveness and Connections of African Cities: Profiling South Africa’s Gauteng City-Region

    Parilla, Joseph (et al.)

    Pages 81-110

  • Banking on Africa: Can Emerging Pan-African Banks Outcompete Their Global Rivals?

    Adeleye, Ifedapo (et al.)

    Pages 113-136

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eBook £105.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-67014-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £131.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-67013-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Africa’s Competitiveness in the Global Economy
Editors
  • Ifedapo Adeleye
  • Mark Esposito
Series Title
AIB Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-67014-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-67014-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-67013-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 396
Number of Illustrations and Tables
29 b/w illustrations
Topics