Privatization And Investment In Sub-Saharan Africa

Privatization And Investment In Sub-Saharan Africa

by Rexford Ahene
     
 

This contributed volume examines development efforts in sub-Saharan Africa and the role privatization and foreign investment can play. The focus is on African and international capital mobility and recent experience in private investment in contemporary African states. While government in Africa continues to have a hand in economic and political matters, private

Overview

This contributed volume examines development efforts in sub-Saharan Africa and the role privatization and foreign investment can play. The focus is on African and international capital mobility and recent experience in private investment in contemporary African states. While government in Africa continues to have a hand in economic and political matters, private enterprise, private investment, and market forces are becoming increasingly active. The volume reveals these new directions in development practice in Africa and analyzes the difficulties which government, while well-intended, has created in the past.

Contributors from the United States and Africa pose questions and examine scenarios for investment in sub-Saharan Africa. And while no single strategy is agreed upon, they provide overwhelming evidence that it has been the failure of prior central policies which has held these nations back, and that hope for the 1990's lies in the unleashing of the private sector. This work will be of interest to scholars and policy-makers in development economics, international trade and finance, and African studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275933746
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/21/1992
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

REXFORD A. AHENE is Associate Professor of Economics and Business at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania. He is also the founder and principal of AHEAD Consulting Services, an international business and marketing consulting firm specializing in Africa.

BERNARD S. KATZ is Associate Professor of Economics and Business at Lafayette College. He is the editor of several books, including Biographical Dictionary of the Council of Economic Advisers (with R. Sobel, Greenwood Press, 1988), Biographical Dictionary of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve (Greenwood, 1991), and The Oil Market in the 1980s (with S. Shojai, Praeger, 1992).

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