Okumu, C & dela Rama, MJ 2017, 'Survival of the fittest: A study of the effects of Chinese entrepreneurship in Kenya', Proceedings of the 30th Annual Australian New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference : Under New Management: Innovating for Sustainable and Just Futures, 30th ANZAM Conference, ANZAM, QUT Business School, Brisbane, Australia.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
The increasing presence of Chinese players in the Kenyan market is indisputable. Their motivations, business acumen and how that impact on the market has raised debate in various pockets of international business scholars, observers and students (citations required). This paper applies the internationalisation of firm theory, to locate the real and actual effects of the burgeoning Chinese entrepreneurs in Kenya. Using ethnographic interviews of a significant number of Kenyan entrepreneurs the Kenyan players overwhelmingly contend that as a result of hyper competition imposed on their businesses by cheap and low quality alternatives (mainly from China), they are facing business extinction and a case of survival for the fittest.
Okumu, C & Clarke, T 2014, 'The National Patterns of Organised Destruction: A study of Chinese Corporations Investing in Kenya', Nairobi - Kenya, Academy of International Business Sub Saharan Africa Chapter Conference, Riara University - Nairobi Kenya.
Okumu, CO & Clarke, T 2014, 'The Courtship between the Hungry Dragon and the Lion on the move: Economic relationship between China and Africa', Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Botswana, Africa.
Okumu, CO 2017, 'Impact of Chinese Corporations' Investments in Sub Saharan Africa: Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability'.
This thesis investigated the social and economic impact of Chinese corporations investments in Sub Saharan Africa. The extent of technology transfer and local skill development is assessed. Related infrastructure developments are considered, and the question examined of whether this represents a balanced approach to sustainable development.
Okumu, C & Clarke, T 2014, 'Africa's youth can inoculate it from Dutch disease', The Conversation.
Okumu, C & Clarke, T 2012, 'China and the shadow of colonialism still looming over Africa', The Conversation.