Given the growing interest of the global north in trade deals in Africa, this thematic area seeks to understand, interrogate, and respond to different patterns of international and intra-Africa trade on the continent.

Sub-areas include:

  • Foreign direct investments and spillovers in Africa
  • South-South collaboration and economic relations (particularly, China in Africa)
  • Management and organisational practices of multinational corporations (both foreign and indigenous) in Africa
  • Enterprise growth strategies and entrepreneurial financing
  • Financial and venture capital markets in Africa


  • Bongo Adi
  • Kenneth Amaeshi
  • Dotun Ayeni
  • Mehdi Boussebaa
  • Elisa Gambino
  • Uwafiokun Idemudia
  • Keyan Lai
  • Ling Liu
  • Konstantionos Tsanis