Daouda Cissé

Dr., Research Fellow


  • Postdoctoral research fellow at the China Institute, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  • Research Associate Centre for Chinese Studies-Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Focusing on China-Africa relationship looking at economic cooperation (trade and investments).

Working on different research projects including China and Africa: China's political economy engagement in Africa, Chinese multinational telecommunication companies in Africa, Chinese State Owned Enterprises in Africa, micro-level trade between China and Africa with a particular focus on the Chinese small traders in Africa and African small traders in China.

Degrees and Names of Institutions:

  • 2007-2010: Ph.D. degree in Economics, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law Wuhan, China
  • 2006-2007: Certificate of Chinese language studies, Jilin University-Changchun, China
  • 2003-2005: Master in Foreign languages (English and Spanish) applied to Business and International Trade, Gaston Berger University-Saint-Louis, Senegal
  • 2000-2003: Bachelor in Foreign languages (English and Spanish) applied to Business and International Trade, Gaston Berger University-Saint-Louis, Senegal

Dissertations and Publications


  • 2010/12: Ph.D. thesis: Influence of globalisation on trade: the case of China about imports and exports with African markets
  • 2005/7: Master thesis: Legal and Administrative procedures of creating trading companies in Senegal


  1. 2015/01: Globalisation andsustainable Africa-China trade: what role play the African regional organisations? https://www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:782298/FULLTEXT01.pdf
  2. 2014/07: 'FDI in Africa: Chinese enterprises' business strategies in Africa' In Nwankwo, S. and Ibeh, K. (eds.) Routledge Companion to Business in Africa, London: Routledge http://samples.sainsburysebooks.co.uk/9781136202506_sample_654820.pdf
  3. 2014/02: 'State-directed multi-national enterprises and transnational governance: Chinese investments, corporate responsibility and sustainability norms',Centre for Chinese Studies Discussion Paper 1/2014, jointly published with Sven Grimm and Andreas Nölke http://www.ccs.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/CCS_DP_Corporate_Responsibilities_Cisse_Grimm_Nolke_20141.pdf
  4. 2013/12: 'South-South Migration and Sino-African Small Traders: A Comparative Study of Chinese in Senegal and Africans in China', African Review of Economics and Finance, Vol.5, No.1, pp. 17-28 http://www.african-review.com/Vol.%205%20%281%29/Cisse.pdf
  5. 2013/12: China's engagement in Africa: opportunities and challenges for Africa, The African East Asian Affairs/The China Monitor, Issue 4, pp.72-90 http://aeaa.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/116/67
  6. 2013/08: Des infrastructures 'made in China' en Afrique: contribution au développement?,  Passerelles, Vol. 14 no. 4 http://www.ictsd.org/downloads/passerelles/passerelles14-4.pdf
  7. 2013/07: A Portrait of Chinese Traders in Dakar, Senegal, Migration Information Source, Migration Policy Institute, Washington, DC http://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/portrait-chinese-traders-dakar-senegal
  8. 2013/06: South-South migration and trade: African traders in China, Centre for Chinese Studies policy brief No. 3, June 2013 http://www.ccs.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/CCS_PB_Africans_in_China_Daouda_2013.pdf
  9. 2013/06: South-South migration and trade: Chinese traders in Senegal, Centre for Chinese Studies policy brief No. 4, June 2013 http://www.ccs.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/CCS_PB_Chinese_in_Senegal_Daouda_2013.pdf
  10. 2012/08: Competition for development: Chinese telecommunication companies in Africa, Global Development Studies (6) 177-210

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