‘We Do Our Bit in Our Own Space’: DAL Group and the Development of a Curiously Sudanese Enclave Economy

@article{Mann2013WeDO,
  title={‘We Do Our Bit in Our Own Space’: DAL Group and the Development of a Curiously Sudanese Enclave Economy},
  author={Laura Mann},
  journal={ERN: Corporate Governance (Emerging Markets Economics) (Topic)},
  year={2013}
}
  • Laura Mann
  • Published 17 May 2013
  • Business, Economics
  • ERN: Corporate Governance (Emerging Markets Economics) (Topic)
The family firm, DAL Group, is Sudan's largest and most diversified company. Its growth has concentrated on consumer goods, rather than on state concessions or exports. It has developed its own training programmes, construction units, transportation networks and market research departments to manage the unstable environment outside its business walls. This paper focuses on the company's recruitment policies, demonstrating how the firm relies on its own internal family structure and a… Expand
African Development and the Marginalisation of Domestic Capitalists
The revival of industrial policy discussions has operated in parallel to reports of increasing domestic wealth accumulation across Africa. Regional and continent-wide industrialisation has begun toExpand
Wasta! The long-term implications of education expansion and economic liberalisation on politics in Sudan
By tracking the changing nature of wasta, or personal intermediation, in the Khartoum labour market, this paper examines the impact of Islamist policies on state–society relations in Khartoum, Sudan.Expand
Sellers on the street: the human infrastructure of the mobile phone network in Kigali, Rwanda
This paper looks in detail at the social and economic background of mobile airtime sellers on the streets of Kigali. While informal networks have proved to be an invaluable resource for largeExpand
Sudan and the Unbearable Lightness of Islamism: From Revolution to Rentier Authoritarianism
Abstract The regime ruling Sudan since 1989 represents a pioneering experiment in the field of Islamist politics, being the first case in which a movement affiliated with the Muslim BrotherhoodExpand
Wasta: Advancing a Holistic Model to Bridge the Micro-Macro Divide
  • S. Ali, D. Weir
  • Computer Science, Sociology
  • Management and Organization Review
  • 2020
TLDR
A systematic review of peer-reviewed journal articles exploring wasta published between 1993 and 2019 was conducted, creating a bridge between a theoretical focus on the macro aspect of wasta and an alternative focus on its micro aspects, leading to the development of a holistic model ofWasta. Expand
Making Water Security
This dissertation examines Nile water security through the morphology of the river. Water projects are often legitimized by arguing that they will increase the reliability of water or increase itsExpand

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 42 REFERENCES
Manufacturing Disorder: Liberalization, Informal Enterprise and Economic ‘Ungovernance’ in African Small Firm Clusters
Small enterprise clusters are viewed as an important means of promoting competitive small-firm development even in contexts of unstable markets and weak states. Yet the emergence of successfulExpand
Markets of Dispossession: NGOs, Economic Development, and the State in Cairo
What happens when the market tries to help the poor? In many parts of the world today, neoliberal development programs are offering ordinary people the tools of free enterprise as the means toExpand
DEVELOPMENTAL PATRIMONIALISM? THE CASE OF RWANDA
Academic debate on Rwanda has significant thematic gaps, and does not usually make use of a theoretically informed comparative framework. This article addresses one thematic gap – the distinctiveExpand
Empowerment Money: The World Bank, Non-Governmental Organizations, and the Value of Culture in Egypt
W ith the antiglobalization protests in Washington, D.C., in April 2000, the term globalization took a new turn on its slippery discursive slope. First surfacing on the pages of the financial andExpand
‘Land to the foreigners’: economic, legal, and socio-cultural aspects of new land acquisition schemes in Ethiopia
The Ethiopian government is an active partner in the general trend in Africa to hand out large tracts of land to foreign companies and governments for big commercial farming in order to enhanceExpand
Seeing Like an Oil Company: Space, Security, and Global Capital in Neoliberal Africa
In this article, I seek to identify a limitation in the analysis James Scott offers in Seeing Like a State (1998) by asking to what extent his account of the follies of schemes for plannedExpand
Organizing Diversity: Evolutionary Theory, Network Analysis and Postsocialism
GRABHER G. and STARK D. (1997) Organizing diversity: evolutionary theory, network analysis and postsocialism, Reg. Studies 31, 533‐544. In contrast to the dominant transition framework that examinesExpand
Wasta in Jordan: A Distinct Feature of (and Benefit for) Middle Eastern Society
Dispute resolution processes are culturally bound. They should reflect the parties' background and culture. This paper shows that wasta is one way of demonstrating the fundamental difference inExpand
The embedded firm : on the socioeconomics of industrial networks
1. Introduction: Towards a Socio-Economics of Industrial Networks Gernot Grabher , Social Science Centre, Berlin Part I: Blurring Boundaries: Explaining Inter-Firm Co-operation in Networks 2. TheExpand
Informal Income Opportunities and Urban Employment in Ghana
This article originated in the study of one Northern Ghanaian group, the Frafras, as migrants to the urban areas of Southern Ghana. It describes the economic activities of the low-income section ofExpand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...