China-Uganda and the Question of Mutual Benefits

Meine Pieter Dijk, Ward Warmerdam

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This paper investigates the benefits of Chinese companies to the Ugandan economy using data gathered during fieldwork in Kampala. Potential contributions to the Ugandan economy are analysed through a number of economic and managerial factors, and their determinants. This paper shows that potential benefits vary on the basis of sector, investment size and ECCO registration. The potential harm caused by one sector in particular is indicated. The paper presents recommendations regarding how potential benefits can be maximised and harm reduced. Given the increased presence of Chinese enterprises in Africa, these findings are relevant to African policymakers and academics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-295
Number of pages16
JournalSouth African Journal of International Affairs (print)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2013

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