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Chinese investment in Sierra Leone telecommunications: an affront to the West?

Chinese investment in Sierra Leone telecommunications: an affront to the West?

Van Klyton, Aaron and Liyanage, Lakmal (2015) Chinese investment in Sierra Leone telecommunications: an affront to the West? In: Chan, Young-Chan, (ed.) China and Africa: Cooperation and Conflict. Routledge, London. (In Press)

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Abstract

The chapter is written for an edited volume on the Chinese development model in Africa (Routledge). Using DiMaggio and Powell's (1983) three mechanisms of institutional isomorphic change, we examine the extent to which increased Chinese investment in Africa has resulted in shifts in the organisational field and hence a change in the relationship between African nation-states and the (traditional) international funding organisations (such as IMF and WB). We are using an ongoing dispute between the Sierra Leonean government and the World Bank as a case study, which has resulted in the World Bank's suspension of a major ICT infrastructure project. This is a qualitative study that argues that African countries are becoming increasingly emboldened in their relationship with the West and its institutions because of alternative funding sources.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chinese development model, africa, telecommunications, World Bank
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2016 10:37
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
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Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/13332

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