Networks, communities and markets in sub-Saharan Africa: Implications for growth and investment

dc.contributor.authorFafchamps, M.en
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen
dc.coverage.spatialSub-Saharan Africaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T19:30:45Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-19T19:30:45Zen
dc.date.issued2001en
dc.descriptionMetadata only recorden
dc.description.abstractThis article explores the importance that relationships and networks have in market exchanges in Sub-Saharan Africa. The study concludes that in order to reduce transactions costs, Africans traders establish long term trading relationships, which are determinant for business and market outcomes. These relationships are based on trust, but often keeping family and relatives separate from business. Socialization is another important part of business for different networks including technology informants. Resource allocation is organized through gifts, markets, and command and control.en
dc.format.mimetypetext/plainen
dc.identifier3158en
dc.identifier.citationJournal of African Economies 10(2): 109-142en
dc.identifier.issn0963-8024en
dc.identifier.issn1464-3723en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/67308en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherOxford, UK: Oxford University Pressen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2001 Center for the Study of African Economiesen
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectMarketsen
dc.subjectInternational tradeen
dc.subjectGenderen
dc.subjectNetworksen
dc.subjectTrusten
dc.subjectMarkets exchangeen
dc.subjectSub-Saharan Africaen
dc.titleNetworks, communities and markets in sub-Saharan Africa: Implications for growth and investmenten
dc.typeAbstracten
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
Files