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Business and Government Relations in Africa

1st Edition

Edited by Robert A. Dibie

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412 pages

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This book endeavors to take the conceptualization of the relationship between business, government and development in African countries to a new level. In the twenty-first century, the interests and operations of government and business inevitably intersect all over the African continent. No government, federal or state, can afford to ignore the needs of business. But what are these needs, how does business express its needs to government and what institutions organize government-business relations in African countries? How should government regulate business, or should it choose to let the markets rule? Government and Business Relations in Africa brings together many of sub-Saharan African leading scholars to address these critical questions.

Business and Government Relations in Africa examines the key players in the game—federal and state governments and business groups—and the processes that govern the relationships between them. It looks at the regulatory regimes that have an impact on business and provides a number of case studies of the relationships between government and economic development around the African continent, highlighting different processes and practices. It shows the latest state of knowledge on the topic and will be of interest both to students at an advanced level, academics and reflective practitioners. It addresses the topics with regard to business-government relations and will be of interest to researchers, academics, policymakers, and students in the fields of African politics, comparative politics, public policy, business and politics, sustainable development and sustainability, economic development, and managerial economics.

Table of Contents

1. An Overview of Business and Government Relations

Robert Dibie, Ph.D.

2. Theories of Business and Government Relations

Robert Dibie, Ph.D., and Josephine Dibie, DBA

3. Business and Government Relations in Burkina Faso

Mariam Konaté, Ph.D., Idrissa Quedraogo, Ph.D. and Pascal T. Kouaman

4. Business and Government Relations in Botswana

Case Study: Ethical Dilemma in Alibaba Hospital

Robert Dibie, Ph.D. and Ayandiji Daniel Aina, Ph.D.

5. Business and Government Partnership in Nigeria

Case Study: Management Debacle at the City of Ozoro

Robert Dibie, Ph.D. Felix M. Edoho, Ph.D. and Josephine Dibie, DBA

6. Government Relations and Business in Ghana

Case Study: The Dynamics of Executive Leadership

Leonard Gadzekpo, Ph.D.

7. Business and Government Relations in Somalia

Yusuf Ahmed Nur, Ph.D.

8. Business and Government Relations in Sudan

Muawya Hussien Ph.D. and Robert Dibie, Ph.D.

9. Business and Government Relations in Zimbabwe

Case Study: Kome and Ojanigo Limited Liability Company

Saliwe Kawewe, Ph.D. and Robert Dibie, Ph. D.

10. Business and Government Relations in Uganda

Peter Ngwafu, Ph.D. and Robert Dibie, Ph.D.

11. Business and Government Relations in Ethiopia

Josephine Dibie, DBA and Robert Dibie, Ph.D.

12. Corporate Takeover and Public Policy in South Africa

Kealeboga J. Maphunye, Ph.D. and Robert Dibie, Ph.D.

13. Business and Government Relations in Cameroon

Wilfred Gabsa, Ph. D.

14. Business and Government Relations in Tanzania

Chinyeaka Justine Igbokwe-Ibeto, Ph.D.

15. Business and Government Relations in Kenya

Case Study: Panoramic Corporate Social Responsibility Debacle

Robert Dibie, Ph.D. Josephine Dibie, Ph.D. and Omolara M. Quadri, Ph.D.

16. Business - Government and Capacity Building in Africa

Robert Dibie, Ph.D. and Felix M. Edoho, Ph.D.

About the Editor

Robert Dibie is Professor of Public Policy, Public Management, and Environmental Studies at Indiana University Kokomo, USA.

About the Series

Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management

The study and practice of public management has undergone profound changes across the world. Over the last quarter century, we have seen

  • the increasing criticism of public administration as the over-arching framework for the provision of public services
  • the rise (and critical appraisal) of the ‘New Public Management’ as an emergent paradigm for the provision of public services
  • the transformation of the ‘public sector’ into the cross-sectoral provision of public services
  • the growth of the governance of inter-organizational relationships as an essential element in the provision of public services

In reality these trends have not so much replaced each other as elided or co-existed together – the public policy process has not gone away as a legitimate topic of study, intra-organizational management continues to be essential to the efficient provision of public services, whist the governance of inter-organizational and inter-sectoral relationships is now essential to the effective provision of these services.

This series is dedicated to presenting and critiquing this important body of theory and empirical study. It will publish books that both explore and evaluate the emergent and developing nature of public administration, management and governance (in theory and practice) and examine the relationship with and contribution to the over-arching disciplines of management and organizational sociology. Books in the series will be of interest to academics and researchers in this field, students undertaking advanced studies, and reflective policy makers and practitioners.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS041000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management
BUS068000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BUS072000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
BUS079000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Government & Business