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Chinese Corporations in Africa: Saints or Sinners?

“The African way of life is under attack by Chinese corporations,” argues University of Technology, Sydney doctoral candidate Onjumi Okumu. The Kenya-native contends that a combination of weak governance in African mixed with no legal restraints on Chinese corporate behavior encourage PRC companies to behave illegally and destructively in Africa, destroying the continent’s fragile social capital. Okumu focuses, in particular, on the effects Chinese investments are having the people of Kenya. It’s a provocative, controversial and fascinating thesis on the role of Chinese corporations in Africa.

About Ojumi Okumu
Charles Ojumi OkumuCharles is a PhD Student at UTS investigating ‘The Impact of Chinese Corporations Investing in Sub Saharan Africa: Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability’. He holds of Master of International Business and Master of Business Administration Advanced (Major in Logistics) and a Graduate Certificate in Commerce. He has also held various positions including: Operations Marketing Manager with Coca-Cola Africa – Kenya Office and General Manager at JECHI ltd in Dar Es Salaam Tanzania.

Watch Onjumi’s Three Minute Thesis presentation of his research about the impact that Chinese corporations are having on social capital in Africa.

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