Business sector development in Sub-Saharan Africa – issues and research priorities

CBDS Joint Open Seminar

 
Tirsdag, 27 oktober, 2009 - 09:15 to 11:30

Centre for Business and Development Studies Joint Open Seminar:

Business sector development in Sub-Saharan Africa is both a potential for increased economic growth and poverty reduction, and a challenge because experiences have shown the difficulties of developing the sector and getting firms to grow in the different environments of the continent.

Although many African economies experienced improvements in economic performance before the recent global financial crisis their performance of long-term growth and the development of sustainable business sectors still lag behind.

The Centre for Business and Development Studies invites you to participate in the discussion of the issues challenging the business sector and the research priorities that should be pursued in relation to business sector development in SSA.

The discussion will be led by Henrik Schaumburg-Müller and a panel consisting of members of the CBDS Research Advisory Board and guests from partner institutions in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia:

Prof. Mr. Mike Morris; School of Economics, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Prof. Mr. Rajah Rasiah; Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Prof. Mr. Hubert Schmitz; Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

Dr. Tilman Altenburg, German Development Institute (GDI), Bonn, Germany

Lecturer Mr. Godfrey Hampwaye; Department of Geography, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia

Prof. Mrs. Lettice Kinunda-Rutashobya; University of Dar-es-Salaam Business School (UDBS), Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

Prof. Ms. Dorothy McCormick; Institute of Development Studies, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Everybody is welcome and participation is free, but please register with Ditte Marie Salling (dms.ikl@cbs.dk)

Sidst opdateret: Communications // 12/10/2012