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Event Book Talk with Professor Scott Taylor
When Wednesday, April 3, 2013 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Where ICC 450
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Details (Globalization and Cultures of Business in Africa) (Brown Bag Lunch)

Scott Taylor, Director and Professor of the African Studies Program will be discussing his most recent book.

Book Description: Can Africa develop businesses beyond the extractive or agricultural sectors? What would it take for Africa to play a major role in global business? By focusing on recent changes, Scott D. Taylor demonstrates how Africa’s business culture is marked by an unprecedented receptivity to private enterprise. Challenging persistent stereotypes about crony capitalism and the lack of development, Taylor reveals a long and dynamic history of business in Africa. He shows how a hospitable climate for business has been spurred by institutional change, globalization, and political and economic reform. Taylor encourages a broader understanding of the mosaic of African business and the diversity of influences and cultures that shape it.

About the Author: Scott Taylor’s research and teaching interests lie in the areas of African politics and political economy, with a particular emphasis on business-state relations, private sector development, governance, and political and economic reform. His articles have appeared in a number of political science and area studies journals. He is also the author of four books: Politics in Southern Africa: Transition and Transformation (with Gretchen Bauer); Culture and Customs of Zambia; Business and the State in Southern Africa: The Politics of Economic Reform; and Globalization and the Cultures of Business in Africa: From Patrimonialism to Profit. Professor Taylor has served as consultant for numerous organizations, including USAID, the African Development Bank, the World Bank, and the Carter Center. He has resided in both Zambia and Zimbabwe, and traveled widely throughout the continent. Professor Taylor has also served as an election observer in a number of African countries, including Zambia, Nigeria, Mozambique, Ghana, and Liberia.

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