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African Businessmen and Development in Zambia
African Businessmen and Development in Zambia
By Andrew A. Beveridge and Anthony R. Oberschall
Princeton University Press, 1979, 382 pp

This pathbreaking study addresses some of the most difficult questions about how the development process works in a richly endowed but poor African country like Zambia. The authors examine indigenous development in the light of international dependency, African entrepreneurship, the relationship between state-controlled enterprises and those privately owned by Africans. Analyzing the complex sources of innovation in this setting, they rate the economic contribution of local businessmen a modest plus for Zambia.