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Special Topics on African Regional Management and Business Environments


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Self-Paced 30 Hours Digital Badge $199


Course Overview

Africa is now home to both emerging and traditional powers’ competition. This module aims to take a closer look at the competition between these emerging and traditional powers, as well as China’s presence in Africa, as China has maintained close economic ties with Africa over the past 20 years. What are some of the key trends in trade, development and diplomacy between African countries and China? This module will focus on: the growth of exports to Africa, increased imports from Africa, Chinese lending in Africa, increasing Chinese FDI stock in Africa, Chinese dominant port investment in Africa, the importance of Chinese workers in Africa, the significance of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation and the multiplication of Confucius institutes in Africa. The module will also consider the opportunities presented for African countries as labor-intensive jobs move away from China, and the advantages of participating in global value chains (GVCs).

What topics will be covered

  • Demonstrate an understanding of some of the key trends in trade, development and diplomacy between countries on and off the African continent.
  • Evaluate China’s role in Africa and how China’s policies and practices will continue to affect African markets.







Professor Landry Signe


Professor Landry Signé is a world-renowned and award-winning scholar and leading practitioner in the areas of global political economy and development, global business and emerging markets, strategic management and leadership, the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Globalization 4.0, and Africa. He is a Professor and Founding Co-Director of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Globalization 4.0 Initiative at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, Senior Fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution, Distinguished Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for African Studies, Chairman of the Global Network for Africa’s Prosperity, Senior Adviser to top global leaders (presidential, prime minister, and C-suite levels) in business, policy, and international affairs.




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