Globalization and African Societies

Omoyibo, K. U.; Omoro, Joseph
June 2010
Business Journal for Entrepreneurs;2010, Vol. 2010 Issue 2, p28
Academic Journal
The world has witnessed change in development in the last two decades. The main driving forces were information and technology, policy and competition, democracy and free market economy. Above all; nation states have consistently intensified efforts towards engaging in business across national borders and constructing production and distribution network on a global scale. The paper recognizes the challenges confronting the development of African societies within the arena of global system that is submerged in interconnection. It emphasizes that African societies should completely restructure and transform its political economy in order to meaningfully confront the challenges of development in a globalizes world.


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