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African Economic History Workshop


African Economic History Workshop

The 3rd workshop in the DAAD-Guest Professorship-Programme in African Economic History is dedicated to family business in West Africa. Family Business plays an important role for the African Economy. Using examples from West Africa, we want to discuss topics like the impact of culture in business, the relations between families and their businesses, the nature of families that are behind the businesses. How have West African family enterprises fared in the changing contexts of colonialism and independence? What insights can be drawn from comparative perspectives? What differences can we detect in comparison to “Western” family businesses?

The session begins with presentations by two prominent international scholars, Prof. Ayodeji Olukoju (Lagos/Nigeria) and Prof. Anthony G. Hopkins (Cambridge/United Kingdom). Presentations are followed by a panel discussion of international scholars. Interested scholars and students of African Economic History are welcome to join in digital or personal form. The workshop is scheduled to take place on: July 6th, 2022 from 14.00-18.00. To participate online, please send an e-mail to: Abdulrahman.Tiamiyu@uni-bayreuth.de for the zoom details. 

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