The Effects of Political Instability on International Business and Investments in Freetown Since 1991 To 2007

Ibrahim Jam Jalloh

Abstract


This research explains how political instability affected International business investments in Freetown the capital city of Sierra Leone since 1991-2007. There were a lot of International businesses and Investments in Freetown, but due to the instability faced by the country most of those Investments were affected and closed and it led to the collapse of the country’s economy and it affected other developments like education, Infrastructure, agriculture and medical. The purpose of this paper is to explain how Political Instability affected business continuing strategies and plans, a lot of businesses where unable to continue, both international and local businesses due to the instability in the country especially the ten (10) years civil war, the country was unsafe for business and investments. It also affected inconsistencies in supply chain, sales and distribution. And it affected the safety of human and materials resources in organizations and affected the expansion vision of International Business in the country and those that intended to invest. In this research a qualitative descriptive approach, phenomenology was recommended which focuses on how political instability effected international business investment in Freetown, by the use of documentations and observations. The findings can also been drawn from the background of the Instability in the country, focusing on the capital city Freetown and its effects on International businesses and investments in Freetown. This article will provide significant conclusions and recommendations to governments, feature researchers, Industries, companies, International business and global markets.

Keywords


political instability; international businesses

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