African Entrepreneurship

Challenges and Opportunities for Doing Business

Author: Leo-Paul Dana,Vanessa Ratten,Ben Q. Honyenuga

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319737007

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

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This book outlines the unique challenges and opportunities of doing business in Africa, analysing how varying degrees of development across its countries affects entrepreneurship. Taking into account historical and cultural contexts, the authors approach the topic by evaluating the different possibilities of business opportunity in Africa. Insightful contributions explore an extensive range of African countries, discussing both formal and informal entrepreneurship, as well as the different factors that influence the growing economy of Africa. African Entrepreneurship will be of interest to anyone researching the potential of doing business in Africa, as well as entrepreneurs and policy-makers looking to expand their knowledge on how businesses are managed in this region.
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African Entrepreneurship

Author: Alusine Jalloh

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0896802078

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Between 1961 and 1978, Muslim Fula immigrants from different West African countries became one of the most successful mercantile groups in Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone. African Entrepreneurship, published by Ohio University Press on December 31, 1999, examines the commercial activities of Fula immigrants and their offspring in Sierra Leone. Author Alusine Jalloh explores the role of Islam in Fula commercial organizations and social relationships, as well as the connection between Fula merchants and politics. Departing from the prevailing scholarship, Jalloh characterizes the Fula businesses as independent, rather than appendages of Western expatriate commerce. In addition to establishing successful businesses, Fula merchants established Islamic educational institutions for propogating the Muslim faith and promoting Islamic scholarship. This study also examines the evolution of Fula chieftaincy from the colonial era to the postcolonial period and documents the importance of mercantile wealth and networks in the election of Fula chiefs in Freetown. African Entrepreneurship makes an important contribution to the understudied role of African business in Sierra Leone.
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African Entrepreneurship

Theory and Reality

Author: Anita Spring,Barbara E. McDade

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813015637

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 331

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This collection explores the varieties of entrepreneurship in Africa - rural and urban, legal and illegal, formal and informal - and considers the vital role of entrepreneurs in the economic development of the continent from Ghana, Nigeria, and Cameroon to Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa.
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The Evolution of Black African Entrepreneurship in the UK

Author: Ojo, Sanya

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522576320

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

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Migrating to a different country can be difficult, especially when attempting to start a business. Africans who migrate to the UK manage to negotiate and forge relationships among themselves and with the members of their host society. In doing so, they not only demonstrate tactics to form self-employment relationships, but they also unveil socio-cultural patterns and identity formation. The Evolution of Black African Entrepreneurship in the UK explains why people leave Africa, what they encounter, their interactions with the host community, their strategies of inclusion, and perceived exclusions from the mainstream of British society. This publication also provides information on the social changes and policies that African countries are adopting to negotiate the immigration and emigration processes of the diaspora communities. Illustrating multiple aspects of Black African entrepreneurship that serve as a vehicle not only for self-employment relationships but also for the unveiling of socio-cultural patterns and identity formation, this publication covers gender biases, forced vs. voluntary migration, and diaspora entrepreneurship. It is designed for policymakers, managers, entrepreneurs, consultants, practitioners, professionals, scholars, students, and researchers.
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African Entrepreneurs - 50 Success Stories

Author: Iwa Adetunji

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1787050920

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 354

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African Entrepreneurs: 50 Success Stories is a celebration of notable achievements of select Africans and how they have managed to excel in their chosen fields despite all odds. Each profile showcases the entrepreneur and their area of endeavor, including an exclusive interview in a question-and-answer format. Whether you are young or old, already in business or aspiring to get your feet wet, African Entrepreneurs: 50 Success Stories will encourage you. Although this book focuses on African business leaders, you will find that the core-ingredients of successful entrepreneurs are universal. You will be inspired, enthralled and above all motivated by how these savvy men and women overcame their personal challenges to get to where they are now. While some people are natural entrepreneurs, anyone can pursue entrepreneurship successfully if they put in what it takes. If you have a goal, you have to go for it - don’t wait for success to come to you.
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Challenges to African Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century

Author: Darko Opoku,Eve Sandberg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319610007

Category: Political Science

Page: 214

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This volume offers an overview of the critical challenges faced by aspiring African entrepreneurs and their coping strategies to sustain and develop their businesses. Contributors to this volume detail the constraints placed on African entrepreneurs through rich case studies and challenge African leaders and international donors to review their own behaviors if they hope for African entrepreneurs to succeed.
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Entrepreneurship in Africa

A Study of Successes

Author: David S. Fick

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567205367

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

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Who are the entrepreneurs who have achieved success, wealth, and recognition in their African homelands, and how did they do it? Entrepreneur Dave Fick interviewed several hundred women and men who were willing to assume risks, often spectacular ones, for personal economic gain--but who did it legally, ethically, and who are now giving back to their nations and societies at least as much as they received. They speak openly of their hardships and failures, what they did right and what they did wrong, and their accounts are remarkable. We gain insight into the way business must be done under harsh political and economic circumstances, but we also learn unusual techniques and strategies that others in more favorable milieus can use to accomplish similar feats. With commentaries from notable scholars and other businesspeople and with Fick's own first-hand onsite observations, the book is a self-educating colloquium, a collection of personal meetings, accounts, letters, emails and telephone calls between Fick, his counterparts in Africa, and others around the world. It is also an attempt to encourage a dialogue that will accelerate the exchange and spread of knowledge and ideas, and a way to help the people of Africa build a peaceful and better society for themselves and the world.
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International Handbook of Research on Indigenous Entrepreneurship

Author: L. -P. Dana

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781952647

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 634

View: 1919

This book offers an original collection of international studies on indigenous entrepreneurship. Through these specific lenses, entrepreneurship greatly appears as a set of cultural values-based behaviours. Once more culture and human values are placed at the heart of entrepreneurship as an economic and social phenomenon.'. - Alain Fayolle, EM Lyon and CERAG Laboratory, France and Solvay Business School, Belgium. `A must-have for researchers of developmental economics, as well as for entrepreneurship scholars, this collection assembles studies of indigenous entrepreneurship from five continent.
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The African entrepreneur

a study of entrepreneurship and development in Kenya

Author: Peter Marris,H. C. Anthony Somerset

Publisher: Africana Pub.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Tales of an African Entrepreneur: The Best Of

Author: Tiisetso Maloma

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1365237885

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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TALES OF AN AFRICAN ENTREPRENEUR is a collection of some of Tiisetso Maloma’s best rated posts spanning over 7 years. He is a parallel entrepreneur, author and writer from South Africa. In his most-times-anecdotal and uncanny writing, the book shares entrepreneurship and self-help lessons. Popular articles included are: DATING ADVICE THAT CAN SAVE YOUR BUSINESS FROM A NO GAME ENTREPRENEUR AND HOW MY GRANDMOTHER AND HER DAUGHTER (MY MOTHER) RUINED MY FIRST BUSINESSES. By consequence of ever starting and running more than one business, he has honed the following skills which the book shares: - Starting a business the fastest with almost no funds and resources. - Picking resources to do without and the minimal essentials to least do with to gain progress. - Marketing a business successfully without budget.
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African Entrepreneurship in Global Contexts

Enterprise Solutions to Sustainable Development

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781907106101

Category: Africa

Page: 323

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This book offers cutting-edge contributions aimed at unpacking the paradoxes of entrepreneurship in African contexts and provide an overview of sustainable development in relation to entrepreneurship; patterns and growth trajectories, development impacts, networks, institutions and identities, challenges, changing contexts and prospects. This book represents the outcome of many comprehensive research programmes undertaken in different countries in Africa and other parts of the world covering a wide geographical spectrum and written by renowned international experts in the field.
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African Entrepreneurship in Jos, Central Nigeria, 1902-1985

Author: Sati Umaru Fwatshak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594608469

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 249

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This book recognizes the historic roles of African/Nigerian entrepreneurs in the economic development of Jos, in Nigeria's central region, from the colonial period to 1985. It provides a comparative analysis of African/Nigerian enterprises (private and public) and foreign enterprises. The book also analyzes entrepreneurship theories as an aspect of the history of economic thought, and surveys African entrepreneurship in the context of scholarly research traditions. It is the first major study of the business history of Jos, which identifies general and specific business lines and their owners. The objectives of this book are: (1) To demonstrate that the Jos Plateau in general and Jos metropolis in particular has a long business history with African/Nigerian participation, going back to the pre-colonial times and elaborating since colonial times; (2) That African/Nigerian entrepreneurship in Jos exists in three broad areas: agriculture, commerce, and industry; (3) That African/Nigerian entrepreneurship in Jos has a distinctive character: it covers the private and public sectors, small, medium and large–scale, capitalist and non-capitalist enterprises; (4) That public policy played vital roles in the development of African/Nigerian entrepreneurship in Jos; while colonial policies were unfavorable, post-colonial policies were the reverse; (5) To identify the major businesses in Jos and those who own them; and (6) To contribute to the history of economic thought. Historical methodology is used; a wide range of source materials-primary and secondary- was consulted. The different sources were analyzed using the multi-disciplinary research tradition. The book is written in simple English and presented in a logical and chronological order. This book targets a wide readership including academics, economic policy makers and the general public with interest in the theory and practice of African entrepreneurship. This book is part of the African World Series, edited by Toyin Falola, Frances Higginbotham Nalle Centennial Professor in History, University of Texas at Austin.
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Gordon B.K. Wavamunno

the story of an African entrepreneur

Author: Gordon Babala Kasibante Wavamunno

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 331

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Removing obstacles for African entrepreneurs :

hearing before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights, and International Operations of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, June 8, 2006

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights, and International Operations

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 49

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Entrepreneurship in Africa

A Historical Approach

Author: Moses E. Ochonu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780253032607

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

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Introduction: Toward African entrepreneurship and business history / Moses E. Ochonu -- Globalization and the making of East Africa's Asian entrepreneurship networks / Chambi Chachage -- The Wangara factor in West African business history / Moses E. Ochonu -- Women entrepreneurs, gender, traditions, and the negotiation of power relations in colonial Nigeria / Gloria Chuku -- From artisanal brew to a booming industry : an economic history of pito : brewing among northern Ghanaian migrant women in southern Ghana / Isidore Lobnibe -- Interconnections between female entrepreneurship and technological innovation in the Nigerian context / Gloria Emeagwali -- Benin imperialism and entrepreneurship in northeast Yorubaland from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century / Uyilawa Usuanlele -- Taking control : Sonatrach and the Algerian decolonization process / Marta Musso -- Business after hours : the entrepreneurial ventures of Nigerian working class seamen / Lynn Schler -- Ace boxing promoter : "super human power," boxing, and sports entrepreneurship in colonial Nigeria, 1945-1960 / Michael J. Gennaro -- Healing works : Nana Kofi Donke and the business of indigenous therapeutics / Kwasi Konadu -- Entrepreneurs or wage laborers? The elusive homo economicus / Ralph Callebert -- The socioeconomic bases of the growth of microentrepreneurship in the Igede area of central Nigeria in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries / Mike Odugbo Odey -- Ethnicity, colonial expediency, and the development of retail business in colonial Turkana, northwestern Kenya, 1920-1950 / Martin S. Shanguhyia -- Epilogue: African entrepreneurship, past and present / Moses E. Ochonu
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