African Businessmen and Development in Zambia

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African Businessmen and Development in Zambia

By Andrew A. Beveridge and Anthony R. Oberschall
Princeton University Press, 1979
382 pp. $22.50
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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.