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Africa-to-Africa Internationalization

Key Issues and Outcomes

  • Ifedapo Adeleye
  • Lyal White
  • Nathaniel Boso


  • Covers the key economies all the regions of Sub-Saharan Africa including Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda and Mozambique

  • Includes key industries such as financial services, telecoms, brewing, hospitality and infrastructure

  • Provides case studies for the purpose of both research and teaching


Part of the AIB Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) Series book series (AIBSSA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Exploring the Africa-to-Africa Internationalization Concept

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nathaniel Boso, Ifedapo Adeleye, Lyal White
      Pages 3-34
  3. Research Articles on Africa-to-Africa Internationalization

  4. Cases on Africa-to-Africa Internationalization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Nkemdilim Iheanachor, Chris Ogbechie
      Pages 151-176
    3. Lyal White, Dianna Games
      Pages 177-196
    4. Amanda Bowen, Stephanie Townsend, José Barreira, Claire Beswick
      Pages 197-210
    5. Chris Ogbechie, Nkemdilim Iheanachor
      Pages 211-268
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 269-275

About this book


Highlighting an important emerging trend in FDI to Africa, this book consists of important contributions focusing on an increase in trade and investment between African countries. An area that until now has received little attention, this volume aims to define the key issues and explores the challenges and outcomes that have characterized Africa-to-Africa internationalization, providing guidance on directions for future research. Africa-to-Africa Internationalization includes both conceptual and empirical contributions, illustrating the practical issues in intra-African trade and investment. Providing readers with a deep sense of the realities and challenges of cross-border investments within the region, the cases included in the book are useful pedagogical materials for faculty members interested in teaching international business in the African context.


FDI trade investment growth entrepreneurship strategy

Editors and affiliations

  • Ifedapo Adeleye
    • 1
  • Lyal White
    • 2
  • Nathaniel Boso
    • 3
  1. 1.Lagos Business SchoolLagosNigeria
  2. 2.Gordon Institute of Business ScienceJohannesburgSouth Africa
  3. 3.Leeds University Business SchoolLeedsUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Ifedapo Adeleye is Senior Lecturer of Strategy and Management at Lagos Business School, Nigeria. He is currently engaged in several research and case development projects investigating the internationalization of African firms and the challenges of doing business in Africa.

Lyal White is the Director of the Centre for Dynamic Markets at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, South Africa, where he is also an Associate Professor of Political Economy and International Business in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Nathaniel Boso is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Leeds University Business School, UK. He has won multiple awards in his areas of research: international entrepreneurship and innovation management. He also sits on the editorial review board of International Marketing Review as an Associate Editor. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Africa-to-Africa Internationalization
  • Book Subtitle Key Issues and Outcomes
  • Editors Ifedapo Adeleye
    Lyal White
    Nathaniel Boso
  • Series Title AIB Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title AIB Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-30691-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-80868-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-30692-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 275
  • Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Emerging Markets/Globalization
    Investments and Securities
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Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking


“The book provides a comprehensive overview of the nature, drivers, dimensions and diversity of intra-African FDI. … the book makes a valuable contribution to the literature. It will be an important resource for students and scholars interested in business development in Africa, and it provides a substantial, comprehensive and engaging overview of the nature and importance of intra-continental FDI.” (Pádraig Carmody, South African Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 42 (2), June, 2017)