Into Africa

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dc.contributor.author Crabtree, Andrew en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:24:37Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:24:37Z
dc.date.issued 2008-03-13T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9788792111098 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/6753
dc.description.abstract China’s FDI to Africa has drawn much attention recently, partially because of the high profile China has given it, and partially because of the political and economic effects it is having on Africa. This paper begins by outlining the political context which is needed to understand Chinese outward FDI, namely the introduction of the "open door” policy and, more particularly, its policy towards Africa. The paper then goes on to give an overview of Chinese FDI in Africa. The paper then turns to ask the question: Is Chinese FDI developmental? To answer this question, it examines the notion of development and argues that much of the "western FDI” debate is severely limited in as far as it concentrates on income poverty and ignores other aspects of multidimensional poverty. After giving an overview of China’s involvement in Africa, the paper turns to four case studies of Chinese FDI, examining the developmental impacts on a variety of dimensions (as far as is possible) of different types of FDI in different regimes, namely resource seeking and manufacturing in Zambia, an infrastructure project in Botswana and construction/tourism in Sierra Leone. It warns against generalising from these cases, but suggests that the developmental effects so far have been limited. en_US
dc.format.extent 17 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;2008-09 en_US
dc.title Into Africa en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt08mar11 nijemo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Interkulturel Kommunikation og Ledelse en_US
dc.contributor.department Centre for Business and Development Studies
dc.contributor.departmentshort CBDS en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Intercultural Communication and Management en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Centre for Business and Development Studies
dc.contributor.departmentukshort IKL en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort CBDS
dc.idnumber 9788792111098 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2008 en_US
dc.title.subtitle FDI with chinese characteristics en_US


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