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Chinese FDI in Sub-Saharan Africa: engaging with large dragons

Kaplinsky, Raphael and Morris, Mike (2009). Chinese FDI in Sub-Saharan Africa: engaging with large dragons. European Journal of Development Research, 21(4) pp. 551–569.

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In the context of widespread interest in the impact of Chinese investment in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), this paper focuses on SSA's engagement with large state-owned Chinese firms investing in SSA's resource and infrastructure sectors. Evidence is provided on the extent of different types of Chinese investment, before focusing on the distinctive character of large scale state-owned Chinese investors. Chinese investments are closely bundled with aid and trade. The paper concludes that SSA countries should maximise the opportunities opened to them by their resource-base by adopting a similarly integrated and focused response to Chinese (and other large) investors who seek to draw on the continent's natural resources.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 Palgrave Macmillan Ltd
ISSN: 0957-8811
Keywords: foreign direct investment; aid; China; asian drivers; sub-Saharan Africa; commodities boom; state owned enterprises
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
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Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2009 15:45
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 10:29
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