(23) The activities, interests, and linkages between highly entrepreneurial and globally oriented businesspeople on a continental scale are ripe for the application of a Galbraithian lens.
That said, his assessment of the former is as germane as the latter is to a rough first cut at a Galbraithian take on Africa and on Cameroon.
His work offers a handy guide to possible Galbraithian points of entry on a pan-African scale.
Attention to these Galbraithian considerations consequently enables the prospects of the current foreign direct investment (FDI) "renaissance" to be mapped more clearly.
This reality constitutes a Galbraithian entry point.
The Galbraithian answer is that "considerable ritual and sanction" has guided African officials or private-sector professionals to "acceptable" interpretations of the unfolding of events.
In a Galbraithian light, then, Africa's vaunted mobile and information and communication technology revolution should not be viewed as a unidirectional engine of consumer choice.
As such, a Galbraithian supposition in the present context would be that some of Africa's banks (to greater or lesser extents) might have bypassed the postcrash surge of more intensive and extensive bank audits that occurred at the epicenter of the crisis.
Ultimately, it is argued below that attention to neopatrimonial realities--and to Galbraithian considerations--can fuel the development of more comprehensive understandings of the evolution and dynamics of capitalism in Cameroon than exclusive reliance on either approach.