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Introduction to the special section ‘Financialization in South Africa’

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  • Ewa Karwowski
  • Ben Fine
  • Sam Ashman
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-387
Number of pages5
JournalCompetition and Change
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018


This special section focuses on South Africa as a developing country with considerable experience of financialization over a long period of time. The three pieces offered here further the current debate, covering specific topics (e.g. corporate cash holdings) and analytical innovations (e.g. discussing financialization in global value chains). Each illustrates that there are good reasons to presume that financialization has destructive potential when unfolding in emerging and developing regions, as is acknowledged in the Global North.


© The Author(s) 2018 This is the version of the article accepted for publication in Competition & Change published by SAGE: Karwowski, Ewa and Fine, Ben and Ashman, Samantha (2018) 'Introduction to the special section ‘Financialization in South Africa’.' Competition & Change, 22 (4). pp. 383-387.

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