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The State and Enterprise in an Age of Empire and Decolonisation: A Study on Business Development and Risk Management in Mining in Northern Rhodesia, 1928 to 1968.

Research project
Active research
Project period
2020 - 2024
Project owner
Unit for Economic History, Department of Economy and Society

Short description

My project seeks to contribute to the literature on growth and governance structures in Zambia and Southern Africa, and is a mix of Economic History and international political economy. Specifically, the dissertation looks at the copper mining sector and examines business development and imperial policies during the colonial and period immediately after independence in present day Zambia. To this end, British imperial policies and the management of political risks by mining business groups are analysed in a compilation thesis.

Doctoral student: Kondwani Happy Ngoma
Supervisor: Oskar Broberg
Assistant supervisor: Klas Rönnbäck