Internationalization Strategies of African Firms


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Internationalization Strategies of African Firms

Show simple item record Schmidt, Amelie Hansen, Michael Wendelboe 2017-12-11T13:05:47Z 2017-12-11T13:05:47Z 2017-12-11
dc.description.abstract The increasing integration of global markets creates opportunities, as well as challenges for developing countries. Even though the picture of Africa as a ‘hopeless continent’ (Economist, 2000) has changed to the ‘next Asia’ (Deloitte, 2016), poverty, unemployment and business failure rates remain high (Mol, Stadler, & Arino, 2017). More precisely, African firms have to cope with the difficult environment in their local economies, which are often dominated by institutional voids, corruption and market risks (Tvedten et al., 2015). At the same time, local companies face fierce competition by foreign companies entering their local markets due to the trade liberalization reforms that took place since the 1980s (Moini, Kuada, & Decker, 2016). These factors contribute to the poor performance of African companies, which is reflected by stagnating exports, particularly in the manufacturing sector (Söderbom & Teal, 2003). en_US
dc.format.extent 32 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Special CBDS Working Paper Series;1, 2017
dc.title Internationalization Strategies of African Firms en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Centre for Business and Development Studies en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort CBDS en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Centre for Business and Development Studies en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort CBDS en_US Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2017 en_US
dc.title.subtitle A Survey of 210 Food Processing Firms from Tanzania, Kenya and Zambia en_US

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