Workshop: Business Practices, Governance and Ethics in Africa
This seminar is initiated by Prof. Chibuike Uche, in his capacity as the Stephen Ellis Chair for the Governance of Finance and Integrity in Africa. For most multinational corporations (MNCs), Africa is a continent of great opportunities and risks. Its growing population and dearth of basic infrastructure represent untapped market opportunities. On the other hand, political and social instability and widespread corruption constitute obvious dangers to the long-term interests of businesses operating in the continent. Arguably, these pitfalls were first concretized by the widespread nationalization and/or indigenization of foreign business interests Africa in the 1960s and 70s. This workshop will bring together researchers and business managers with experience in Africa to address the following questions: Is the African brand of capitalism (Africapitalism) different? Is there a difference between the normative and positive construct of corporate governance in Africa? Is the context of corporate social responsibility in Africa different? How do MNCs adapt to the peculiar political and economic risks of doing business in Africa?
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