Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Africa Online: A Study on the Emulation of Chinese Practices and Policy in the Telecom sectors of Ethiopia and Nigeria
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In recent years, Chinese development efforts in Africa have increased in scope making China the second largest investor on the African content with Chinese MNCs dominating multiple markets across the continent. The author investigates whether there is empirical support for the assumption that there is a correlation between market dominance of Chinese MNCs and similarity in policy and practices to those of China, an assumption based on Eleanor Westney’s study on the emulation of organizational models in late 19th century Japan. To affirm this correlation and describe where it exists, the author examines the regulation of the telecom markets in Ethiopia and Nigeria, two cases where Chinese MNCs have varying degrees of control over the telecom market. Whether or not the studied cases share similarities with the policy and practices of China is studied using the functional method of comparative law as described by Mark Van Hoecke. The study is based on data collected from Freedom House’s reports on freedom on the net which scrutinizes legislation, court cases and the behaviour of government institutions in 65 countries. The author then discusses similarities and differences between the studied cases and China, concluding that the before mentioned correlation does exist to a certain extent and that further research is required.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 29
Keywords [en]
Africa, China, Emulation, Ethiopia, Globalization, High tech industries, Nigeria, Policy
National Category
Globalisation Studies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-353667OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-353667DiVA, id: diva2:1218474
Subject / course
Development Studies
Educational program
Freestanding course
Supervisors
Available from: 2018-06-15 Created: 2018-06-14 Last updated: 2018-06-15Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(747 kB)24 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 747 kBChecksum SHA-512
40b39b067c3b9080af216fabd2be4ee00b7f1278bf4d5bf45881701b85aa22717bc5899d38520a0db4f4cb806951e833180a505d5957ea9171d72b4c349b0471
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Department of Government
Globalisation Studies

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 24 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 37 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf