Some reflections on the prospects for the harmonization of international business laws in Africa : OHADA and beyond

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dc.contributor.author Fombad, Charles Manga
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-10T12:54:56Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-31T00:20:05Z
dc.date.issued 2013-03
dc.description.abstract The evidence of developments in the harmonization of international business laws shows that Africa is lagging seriously behind. There are still some skeptical voices about the need for and the value of harmonization of international business laws, but such voices are now in a minority. The aim of this paper is to assess the prospects for harmonizing international business laws in Africa. The main contention is that the debate today in Africa is not whether or not there should be harmonization of international business laws, but how this should be done. The paper reviews the imperatives for harmonization and the options that exist and then focuses on the present approach to harmonizing business laws in Africa under the auspices of the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Laws in Africa, better known under its French acronym, OHADA. Based on the critical review of the weaknesses and strengths of the OHADA regulatory framework, the paper suggests ways in which the agenda to develop a harmonized and modern set of business laws in Africa can be achieved. en_US
dc.description.librarian hb2013 en_US
dc.description.uri http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/africa_today/ en_US
dc.identifier.citation Fombad, CM 2013, 'Some reflections on the prospects for the harmonization of international business laws in Africa : OHADA and beyond', Africa Today, vol. 59, no. 3, pp. 51-80. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0001-9887 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1527-1978 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1353/at.2013.0008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/31659
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Indiana University Press en_US
dc.rights © 2013 Project MUSE en_US
dc.subject Reflections en_US
dc.subject Prospects en_US
dc.subject Harmonization en_US
dc.title Some reflections on the prospects for the harmonization of international business laws in Africa : OHADA and beyond en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US


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