The History of Business in Africa

Complex Discontinuity to Emerging Markets

  • Grietjie¬†Verhoef

Part of the Studies in Economic History book series (SEH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Grietjie Verhoef
    Pages 7-30
  3. Grietjie Verhoef
    Pages 31-54
  4. Grietjie Verhoef
    Pages 55-86
  5. Grietjie Verhoef
    Pages 87-118
  6. Grietjie Verhoef
    Pages 167-205

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive study of the history of African business. By analyzing the specificities of African business culture, as well as the dynamically changing African policy context, the author sheds new light on the development of African enterprises, markets and institutions. The book covers a wide range of historical studies, starting with the earliest exchange networks, the new market opportunities resulting from European penetration, the dualism of state-owned companies and private enterprises during the twentieth century, the role of foreign direct investments and multinational companies during the 1990s, and the globalization of African business.


Business History African business African History Emerging Markets Foreign Direct Investments African Entrepreneurship African Business Culture African Entrepreneurs

Authors and affiliations

  • Grietjie¬†Verhoef
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AccountancyUniversity of JohannesburgAuckland ParkSouth Africa

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