Landry Signé

Faculty – Professor of Political Science business

Landry Signé is a senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program and Africa Growth Initiative at the Brookings Institution, managing director and professor at the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University, and a distinguished fellow at Stanford University’s Center for African Studies. He is also founder and chairman of the Global Network for Africa’s Prosperity and serves as a special advisor to global leaders on international and African affairs.

His research interests include global political economy, global governance and sustainable development, global business and emerging markets, strategic management and leadership, state capacity, political regimes, and institutional change, with a particular focus on Africa.

He is the author of numerous scholarly publications including Innovating Development Strategies in Africa: The Role of International, Regional and National Actors (CUP, 2017), African Development, African Transformation: How Institutions Shape Development Strategy (CUP, 2018), Unlocking Africa’s Business Potential: Trends, Opportunities, Risks, and Strategies (Brookings Institution Press, 2020), and Africa’s Role in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Riding the World’s Biggest Wave of Disruptive Innovation (forthcoming).

He has received international recognition for his world-class research and creative thinking and been the recipient of more than sixty prestigious awards and distinctions. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and the Harvard International Review.

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