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African Journal of Business and Economic Research (AJBER)
Published Since: 2006
Publishing Discontinued: The journal is published regularly. It is indexed at EBSCO, J-Gate, CABELL, ABDC, ProQuest and SABINET and accredied by IBSS.
Publication Frequency: Triennially (Three times a year)

  Editorial Comment In Search for Growth Sustaining Economic Policies in Africa John Kuada Editor, AJBER The overarching economic issue in Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) today is to ensure a broad-based growth that lifts millions of Africans out of poverty. African countries are therefore consistently compared with high growth Asian countries such as Malaysia and South Korea which were at similar levels of economic growth as African countries for barely five decades ago. But while the Asian continent now enjoys the accolade of “economic miracle”, the African situation is usually described by such adjectives as “disaster” and “tragedy” due to decades of non-growth experienced by nearly all SSA countries (Akyüz and Gore 2001). The search for growth sustaining economic policies for Africa is therefore as urgent today as it was half a century ago when the torchlight of de-colonilisation was set ablaze in Ghana. Hitherto, the preferred explanati............

African Journal of Business and Economic Research (AJBER) is a triennial, peer-reviewed academic journal published since January 2006. For details on how to contribute to the journal, please contact its editor, Dr John Kuada at: kuada@business.aau.dk. For subscription inquiries, please contact: sales@adonis-abbey.com ............

Editorial Comment Some New Economic and Social Challenges in Africa John Kuada Editor, AJBER Contact email: kuada@business.aau.dk Africa has been characterized as the world\'s poorest continent - a continent plagued with diseases, conflicts, corruption, weak governance and debt. More than that, it is the continent worst hit by the HIV/AIDS epidemic - a disease that has contributed substantially to the erosion of the already limited wealth of several African nations. Understandably, the sheer scale of the problems creates a socialized hopelessness through out the continent, thereby producing a spiral of negative energy channeled into internal strife of different degrees of magnitude in different parts of the continent. Some economic commentators have observed that most African nations need to grow at an annual rate above 7 percent annually for several decades to reverse the downward poverty spiral. The papers included in this issue of AJBER focus attention on some of theses probl............

Perspective: Economic and Business Research in AfricaJohn Kuada The Role of Africa-focused Journals The design and implementation of pro-growth and anti-poverty policies and strategies remain a major challenge in all Sub-Saharan African countries. The prevailing view among development experts is that there is no reliable alternative to economic growth, if Africa is to rise out of poverty. Economic growth reduces the levels of real unemployment and strengthens individuals capacity to care for themselves and their siblings. It also generates revenues necessary for anti-poverty policies. But while the engine of growth may be in the private sector, policy interventions are required to create the environment in which firms can operate and build their competitive advantages. It is in this context that knowledge creation and dissemination through research and publications become important. The better informed African politicians, policy makers and business leaders are about the of forces............


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