Management Prof. explains global trade benefits of ending apartheid

John Taylor, chair of the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at Wayne State University’s School of Business Administration, said the end of apartheid led to a stable political and economic climate for South Africa, opening its borders for more trade.

“The end of apartheid provided for a much more stable economic environment in South Africa and opened up the ability for companies to take advantage of the local labor force and raw materials," Taylor said. "The stability allowed for markets to grow in South Africa and led to an increase of both finished goods and components."

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