Journal Article | 2006
Ghana liberalized its telecommunications sector in 1995. This article examines the impact of the phenomenal growth in access to cell phones on informal traders' business practices. The study demonstrates how these "telecommunications pioneers" have changed their mode of operation to reduce both transportation and transaction costs. It is argued that traders with access to tools for more efficient communication over long distances provide better services and create a higher profit potential than others. It is further argued that adoption of new technology enhances trust building in trade networks, thus facilitating a higher number of transactions in an uncertain economic environment.
CMI Working Paper | 2004
Networks, distance and trust: Telecommunications and changing trading practices in Ghana
Journal Article | Dec 2019
The Limits of Law: Abortion in the Middle East and Northern Africa
Irene Maffi and Liv Tønnessen
Health and Human Rights Journal
Journal Article | Nov 2019
The New Lost Boys of Sudan
POMEPS Studies : Youth Politics in the Middle East and North Africa.
Book Chapter | Nov 2019
Stuck in Transition: Political Corruption as Power Abuse
Political Corruption in Africa. Extraction and Power Preservation