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China and Africa

A New Paradigm of Global Business

  • Young-Chan Kim


  • Includes coverage of diplomatic relations between China and Africa with particular regard to energy

  • Examines the determinants of Chinese FDI

  • Presents research on Chinese companies’ efforts to create socially responsible business operations in Africa


Part of the The Palgrave Macmillan Asian Business Series book series (PAMABS)

Table of contents

About this book


This book encapsulates the ‘New Normal Policy’ which has changed the regional policy between China and the African continent. This volume emphasises China’s role in Africa as a collaborator in an attempt to fulfil the Beijing consensus in emerging countries. The contextual research encompasses how one can comprehend the influence of the Chinese model in Africa and her diplomatic relations with the continent. China and Africa: A New Paradigm of Global Business endeavours to define whether or not the Washington model has become weathered, and the Beijing consensus more relevant in this specific continent.  


Global Business Chinese business in Africa Africa China Globalization

Editors and affiliations

  • Young-Chan Kim
    • 1
  1. 1.International Business and EconomicsUniversity of GreenwichLondonUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Young-Chan Kim is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Greenwich, UK. Dr Kim has intensely researched China and the Asian Pacific region, with six publications including Chinese Global Production Networks in the ASEAN, and US Firms’ Business Competence in the Taiwanese IT Industry. He has also written articles for other academic books and journals.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title China and Africa
  • Book Subtitle A New Paradigm of Global Business
  • Editors Young-Chan Kim
  • Series Title The Palgrave Macmillan Asian Business Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title The Palgrave Macmillan Asian Business Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-47029-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-83643-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-47030-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 291
  • Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Emerging Markets/Globalization
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Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking


“China and Africa: A new paradigm of global business is a comprehensive collection covering a broad range of political, historical and economic accounts in the field of China–Africa relations. … book is recommended to a wide readership, ranging from students to policymakers with backgrounds in international relations, anthropology and history, among others. … serves as a valuable tool, with empirical data, for readers with an interest in understanding the dynamics of Sino–African relations in this fast-moving, globalised world.” (Yejoo Kim, South African Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 24 (4), November, 2017)

China and Africa: A New Paradigm of Global Business has a good collection of chapters dealing with important issues related to China’s footprint in Africa. Three useful aspects of China’s impact are pinpointed: the state policy, the business investment and the associated ideology. Serious readers will be inspired to tackle the following critical questions: how true is China’s contribution to Africa’s recent industrial development?; how real is the so-called “Beijing model” as practiced in Africa?; and how far can China pursue its global strategy in Africa under the slogans of peaceful rise and harmonious world?” (Hsin-Hunag Michael Hsiao, Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan)