The Africa–China engagement: Contemporary developments and directions for future research

Ken Kamoche, Saileshsingh Gunessee, Nana K. Kufuor

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3 Citations (Scopus)


The Africa–China engagement continues to attract attention from scholars and the media, and is increasingly characterized by controversy and conjecture. This special issue sought to re-examine the engagement against this backdrop, to provide a forum where some important aspects of this engagement might be debated with reference to contemporary research, and to identify some possible avenues for further research. This introductory article thus seeks to reframe the debate with a view to interrogating conventional wisdom and to identify possible new directions for further research. It also provides a short summary of the two papers that follow.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)447-464
Number of pages18
JournalAfrica Journal of Management
Issue number4
Early online date16 Jun 2021
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2021


  • Africa
  • Belt and Road
  • China
  • Chinese FDI
  • economic engagement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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