My research interests lie at the intersection of Corporate strategy, Business Economics, and Financial Development.
Financial Performance of Foreign Banks in Developing Countries: Evidence from sub-Saharan Banking Markets. Making Finance Work for Africa. Working Paper Series. Issue 3. July 2016.[download]
Internal Capital Market Practices of Multinational Banks: Evidence from South Africa. Making Finance Work for Africa. Working Paper Series. Issue 2. December 2015. [download]
Privatisation in developing countries: What are the lessons of experience?. With Saul Estrin. UK Department for International Development (DFiD) Topic Guide. November 2015.[Topic Guide Privatisation Nov]
Rural households’ involvement in pro-environment programs : The Sloping Land Conversion Program in Inner Mongolia. With Sylvie Demurger. Ecological Economics, 116 (2015), 25-33. [download]
SME financing by banks in East Africa: Taking Stock of Regional Developments. Mambo Research Papers on East Africa XII (2), 2014. [download]
Household Remittances, Inequality and Poverty: Evidence from the State of Kerala.In S. Irudaya Rajan, M. Percot (Ed.), Dynamics of Indian Migration. Historical and Current Perspectives, New Delhi, Routledge, June 2011.
Migrant workers’ remittances: what is the impact on the economic and ﬁnancial development of Sub-Saharan African countries? Banque de France Bulletin Digest, N°174, July 2008. With Emmanuel Rocher. [download]
- “Emerging Economy MNEs: How does home country maturity matter?”. With Saul Estrin and Klaus Meyer
- “Mobile Payment Services in developing countries: When Business Models interact with Transaction Costs”. With Saul Estrin and Susanna Khavul.
- “Foreign companies in Africa: from extracting to diversifying. A home country analysis of investment strategies”.
- “Financial performance of foreign banks in developing countries. Evidence from sub-Saharan African banking markets”.
- “The organization of multinational firms in uncertain environments”.
“Essays on performance, corporate financial strategy and organization of multinational banks in Africa”
My PhD thesis can be found here: [PhD]
My PhD thesis has consisted of three inter-related research projects. In the first chapter I examined the financial performance of multinational banks in Africa using panel data over a 10-year period. In the second chapter I analyzed internal capital market practices of banks in South Africa. The third part of the research explores the relations between multinational banks’ headquarters and their subsidiaries located in sub-Saharan Africa through a bank survey. I also examined the lending practices of banks in Africa, especially with regards to SMEs.
To collect data I conducted fieldwork in Kenya (September-November 2013), Tanzania (November-December 2013) and Ghana (March 2014). I was based at the IGC in Tanzania and at the Institut Francais de Recherche en Afrique in Nairobi, Kenya.
Cape Town – Mouille Point