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Beyond the Primary Commodity Trap offers an alternative paradigm for analysing African development from the current “aid and aids” narrative. Taking as its point of departure Africa’s failure to extricate itself from over dependence on raw materials and its seeming inability to industrialise, it offers an analysis of the political forces that

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The Political Impact of the Sino-U.S. Oil Competition in Africa is an important contribution to the current discussions about the development and security implications of the US-Sino competition for oil in Africa’s petro-states. The book focuses on the impact of the growing role of China, on these countries’ acceptance of Western policies in general and th

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Accounting is the discipline with the oldest historical culture, being the first to be recognized by humanity when Adam and Eve were made to account for what they did in paradise.  It is also the only discipline that will come into play in the Hereafter, where everybody would be raised up as an accountant - to account for all they have done during their life time

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Languages in contact often exchange segmental, lexical or phrasal items through the process known as ‘borrowing.’ The universal phenomenon usually entails phonological or syntactic reconstruction of linguistic items that are being ‘borrowed’ from a ‘donor’ language. This is rather significant in the inequitable history of contact be

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Making Strategic Plans Work introduces an innovative and creative approach to understanding the theory and practice of strategic planning. Based on proverbs and folktales, the book provides detailed analyses of the stages of the strategic planning process - preparation, formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. It also discusses the roles and responsibil

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The Human Person, African Ubuntu and the Dialogue of Civilisations  contributes to the ongoing discussions about the clash of civilisations, illustrating the potential of a dialogue based on the dignity of the human person.    The author invites the reader to an intellectual exploration, which is premised on the thesis that “a person is a person

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Governance and Crisis of the State in Africa explores the problems and challenges of disruptive conflicts and conflict management in West Africa. Based on a robust analysis of a large stock of theoretical and empirical studies on the nature of the state in Africa and the incidents of state failure, fragmentation and collapse, the author argues that a major explanation

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International Market Analysis: Theories and Methods is an indispensable book for students and executives of international businesses who want to make sense of their global market opportunities. The book gives readers a concise overview of the theoretical foundations of international market analysis and practical guidance on how to generate and disseminate knowledge ab

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How can institutions stimulate African local economic growth? After decades of poor economic growth, foreign aid-dependency, poor government policies and bureaucratic leadership by Africans in the 21st century, focus has increasingly shifted to the continent’s business systems, entrepreneurship and governance. Also, the improving trade relations between Africa a

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One of the critical concerns in Nigeria is how to alleviate poverty in the country. The general prevalence of poverty in Nigeria is paradoxical because the country is one of the biggest oil-producing countries in the world. A 1999 World Bank report for instance showed that some 70 per cent of the population lives below the bread line - usually considered as living on

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