John M. Luiz
University of Cape Town
Emerging marketsBusinessMultinational corporationEconomicsEconomic growth
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#1Ifedapo Adeleye (Georgetown University)
#2John M. Luiz (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 20
Last. Kenneth Amaeshi (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 15
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Business ethics in Africa, as a field of research, practice, and teaching, has grown rapidly over the last two decades or so, covering a wide variety of topical issues, including corporate social responsibility, governance, and social entrepreneurship. Building on this progress, and to further advance the field, this special issue addresses four broad areas that cover important, under-researched or newly emerging phenomena in Africa: culture, ethics and leadership; business, society and institut...
#1Ralph Hamann (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 20
#1Ralph HamannH-Index: 1
Last. Warren Nilsson (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 3
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We express our unease with one-sided invitations into the Northern mainstream, as well as with Southern critics’ retreat into indigenous enclaves of organizational scholarship. We use this dichotomy to theorize the role of context in organizational theorizing by linking scholarly conversations on context, analogical reasoning, and problematizing assumptions. This creates the opportunity to more carefully consider how not just our theoretical backgrounds but also our contextual life-worlds provid...
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How multinational corporations (MNCs) manage knowledge and engage in product innovation diffusion is a central theme of study within international management, and it raises the tension of balancing global integration and local responsiveness, which is the subject of this paper. It uses a qualitative research methodology based on a case study of a MNC from the pharmaceutical industry. We demonstrate the value of a funnel and network structure for diffusion which capitalises upon the global resour...
#1John LuizH-Index: 1
#1John M. LuizH-Index: 20
Last. Tapfumaneyi KudzurungaH-Index: 1
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The study analyses how processes of institutional change in environments of institutional 'voids' affect smallholder farmer market access in Zambia and Malawi, and explores the role of different dis/enabling institutional agents and logics. We examine this in the context of two divergent routes of institutional change - one externally imposed and the second driven from within the ecosystem itself. We consider how these different institutional processes impact upon smallholder farmers and how the...
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#1Luis Brites Pereira (NOVA: Universidade Nova de Lisboa)H-Index: 4
Last. John M. LuizH-Index: 20
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Purpose: This paper examines the evolution of political and economic institutions, their persistence and interdependence, and their effects on economic progress in Mozambique. Design/methodology/approach: Using a unique dataset, which has developed detailed long-run indices of institutional change in Mozambique from 1900 onwards, the research utilizes time-series econometrics to estimate cointegration relations and VAR and VEC models, and also Granger causality, correlation and residual analysis...
#1Michael ChibbaH-Index: 5
#2John M. LuizH-Index: 20
•In this treatise, the central question addressed is: does the business environment entail a complex nexus of political economy and other factors (government, business, ideology, and leadership) that may or may not manifest convergence? Also, the role of metrics and data is appropriately discussed. • Current theories fail to impart an understanding of what the nature of the business environment is, as well as the multifaceted nexus and convergence (or divergence) that it may entail. • The streng...
#1Olivia Barbour (UCT: University of Cape Town)
#2John M. Luiz (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 20
This article explores solutions-driven innovation within an emerging market context, specifically in Africa, and how it can be utilized as a strategy by multinational enterprises to address institu...
#1Ralph HamannH-Index: 1
#1Ralph HamannH-Index: 20
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#1John M. Luiz (University of Sussex)H-Index: 20
#2Brian Ganson (Stellenbosch University)H-Index: 2
Last. Achim Wennmann (HEI: Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies)H-Index: 5
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Our objective is to advance the understanding of the nexus between business environment reform (BER) and conflict, fragility, and underdevelopment. We examine the evidence and the lessons of BER in fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS), based on the experience of four African countries (Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Ethiopia) that have or are transitioning from a fragile environment to greater stability and more sustained economic growth. We use a qualitative case study approach that d...
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A comprehensive treatise on inequality from economic, social, business and metrics/data perspectives is lacking in the literature and this treatise fills that void. We posit that: (a) neoclassical economics has failed to address inequality within nations; (b) the social theories on inequality are of ancillary importance; (c) businesses have contributed to inequality in several ways but have also made a positive contribution towards a fairer, more equitable society; (d) data on inequality is not ...
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