Dr. Robert Mudida, a Senior Lecturer at Strathmore Business School has published an article in a top journal titled the International Journal of Diplomacy and Economy. The journal is published by the prestigious Inderscience publishers based in Geneva and is the only one of its kind internationally focusing on the area of Economic Diplomacy.
The article is entitled Emerging Trends and Concerns in the Economic Diplomacy of African States. The article argues that the economic diplomacy of African states is primarily a diplomacy of development. The renewed economic growth of African states has led to a much larger middle class and the discovery of new natural resources has helped to create an economic interest in Africa by both Western and non-Western states. Dr. Mudida further argues that African states, however, have to overcome key trade and investment barriers to fully participate in the opportunities available in a globalised world.
Dr. Mudida has considerable lecturing experience in the areas of economics, financial management, international finance and general management. He holds a doctorate from the University of Nairobi.
Dr. Mudida possesses an MSc in Financial Economics from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies and an MA in international studies from the University of Nairobi. He has worked for several international organisations including having been the head of the commercial section of the Embassy of Chile in Kenya and an administrative officer with the Embassy of Spain in Nairobi for several years.
Dr. Mudida has published widely in his areas of research interest which include international economics, financial economics, institutional economics, the economics of development and the economics of conflict. He has also carried out numerous international consultancy assignments.