The Impact of Migration on Trade in Sub-Sahara Africa

By: Erasmus Appiah  

Migration and trade are two significant elements fueling integration in the globalized world. The African continent has been working towards integration for over half a century with trade as one of its major drivers. Empirical studies have proven that migration promotes trade. In this regard, the movement of goods, services, and individuals are indispensable to each other. Individuals facilitate this dynamics within the region and it is therefore inherent at this point to pay attention to the upsurge of migration within Sub-Sahara Africa. This paper argues that due to the myriad ethnic and cultural differences found in the region, the appreciation of a migrant’s identity and ensuring a sense of belonging through effective management of diversity and inclusion has the capacity to promote the much-desired trade. Furthermore, an in-depth literature review was conducted to inform and advance the argument that effective diversity and inclusion management can increase trade within Sub-Sahara Africa.

Migration, Trade, Identity, Belonging, Diversity, Inclusion.
Identity and Belonging
Paper Presentation in a Themed Session

Erasmus Appiah

Student, Graduate School of Business and Leadership, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
South Africa

I am a doctoral candidate at the Gradute School of Business and Leadership , University of KwaZulu Natal - South Africa. My research interest is organisational behaviour, specifically diversity and inclusion.