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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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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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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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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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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Africa's Greatest Entrepreneurs

Author: Moky Makura

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 0143027360

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 273

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Who are the real power brokers in Africa? Who are the dynamic entrepreneurs making things happen on the continent? How did they do it and what are their personal stories? Africa's Greatest Entrepreneurs is a unique collection of stories about 16 of the most successful entrepreneurs and business visionaries currently operating in Africa. Each chapter is dedicated to a single entrepreneur and focuses on a sometimes tumultuous, often challenging, but mostly exciting journey to success. This fascinating and well-researched book examines the life of each entrepreneur and maps out the path each elected to follow in tackling and overcoming the obstacles that stood in the way of the realisation of their dreams. Meet, among others, Kagiso Mmusi, the Motswana transport millionaire; Richard Maponya, the South African retail giant behind Soweto's Maponya Mall; Kwabena Adjei, the rags-to-riches Ghanaian millionaire; Wale Tinubu, the Nigerian head of the Oando oil and gas giant; Ndaba Ntsele, the South African king of high finance; and Mo Ibrahim, the Sudanese-born telecoms millionaire. Each story is inspiring and informative in its own unique way. Makura sheds light on the different historical, political and economic power structures that helped create - and in some cases frustrate - these business heroes. The book shines the spotlight on and provides an unprecedented insight into a new breed of African hero - some of whose stories have never been told until now.
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African Female Entrepreneurship

Merging Profit and Social Motives for the Greater Good

Author: Amanobea Boateng

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319658468

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 146

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Contributing to academic discussions on entrepreneurship and gender in Africa, this book provides coverage of recent trends and an exploration of the evolution of female entrepreneurship over time. This innovative new text, written from an African woman’s perspective, fills a gap in the current literature on this topic and places important focus on the role of female entrepreneurship in Africa’s development as a continent. Focussing on key issues such as social feminism and the capability approach, the author addresses the possibility of a potential overlap between social entrepreneurship and female entrepreneurship in Africa. Insightful accounts of women from countries such as South Africa, Namibia and Ghana, along with theoretical research into the further development and advancement of female entrepreneurs, make this book an important must-read for those interested in entrepreneurship and gender in Africa.
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Cultural Entrepreneurship in Africa

Author: Ute Röschenthaler,Dorothea Schulz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317529626

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

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This book seeks to widen perspectives on entrepreneurship by drawing attention to the diverse and partly new forms of entrepreneurial practice in Africa since the 1990s. Contrary to widespread assertions, figures of success have been regularly observed in Africa since pre-colonial times. The contributions account for these historical continuities in entrepreneurship, and identify the specifically new political and economic context within which individuals currently probe and invent novel forms of enterprise. Based on ethnographically contextualized life stories and case studies of female and male entrepreneurs, the volume offers a vivid and multi-perspectival account of their strategies, visions and ventures in domains as varied as religious proselytism, politics, tourism, media, music, prostitution, funeral organization, and education. African cultural entrepreneurs have a significant economic impact, attract the attention of large groups of people, serve as role models for many youths, and contribute to the formation of new popular cultures.
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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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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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Viva South African entrepreneurs

success from humble beginnings

Author: Peter Bagshawe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 298

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Developing Africa’s Financial Services

The Importance of High-Impact Entrepreneurship

Author: Dana T. Redford

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787146367

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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Financial services are an essential element in powering entrepreneurial activity beyond resource extraction in Africa. This book examines the macro-trends and highlights inspiring success stories of entrepreneurial financial sector ventures that are making a lasting contribution to the economic development of various sub-Saharan African countries.
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Young Entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa

Author: Katherine V. Gough,Thilde Langevang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317548361

Category: Science

Page: 292

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Young people in sub-Saharan Africa are growing up in rapidly changing social and economic environments which produce high levels of un- and underemployment. Job creation through entrepreneurship is currently being promoted by international organizations, governments and NGOs as a key solution, despite there being a dearth of knowledge about youth entrepreneurship in an African context. This book makes an important contribution by exploring the nature of youth entrepreneurship in Ghana, Uganda and Zambia. It provides new insights into conceptual and methodological discussions of youth entrepreneurship as well as presenting original empirical data. Drawing on quantitative and qualitative research, conducted under the auspices of a collaborative, interdisciplinary and comparative research project, it highlights the opportunities and challenges young people face in setting up and running businesses. Divided into a number of clear sections, each with its own introduction and conclusion, the book considers the nature of youth entrepreneurship at the national level, in both urban and rural areas, in specific sectors - including mobile telephony, mining, handicrafts and tourism - and analyses how key factors, such as microfinance, social capital and entrepreneurship education, affect youth entrepreneurship. New light is shed on the multi-faceted nature of youth entrepreneurship and a convincing case is presented for a more nuanced understanding of the term entrepreneurship and the situation faced by many African youth today. This book will be of interest to a wide range of scholars interested in youth entrepreneurship, including in development studies, business studies, youth studies and geography, as well as to development practitioners and policy makers. The Open Access title has now been added to the Open Access page. http://www.tandfebooks.com/page/openaccess
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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

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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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Entrepreneurship in Africa

A Historical Approach

Author: Moses E. Ochonu

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253032628

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

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A tapestry of innovation, ideas, and commerce, Africa and its entrepreneurial hubs are deeply connected to those of the past. Moses E. Ochonu and an international group of contributors explore the lived experiences of African innovators who have created value for themselves and their communities. Profiles of vendors, farmers, craftspeople, healers, spiritual consultants, warriors, musicians, technological innovators, political mobilizers, and laborers featured in this volume show African models of entrepreneurship in action. As a whole, the essays consider the history of entrepreneurship in Africa, illustrating its multiple origins and showing how it differs from the Western capitalist experience. As they establish historical patterns of business creativity, these explorations open new avenues for understanding indigenous enterprise and homegrown commerce and their relationship to social, economic, and political debates in Africa today.
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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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The History of Black Business in America

Capitalism, Race, Entrepreneurship

Author: Juliet E. K. Walker

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807832413

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 405

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In this wide-ranging study Stephen Foster explores Puritanism in England and America from its roots in the Elizabethan era to the end of the seventeenth century. Focusing on Puritanism as a cultural and political phenomenon as well as a religious movement, Foster addresses parallel developments on both sides of the Atlantic and firmly embeds New England Puritanism within its English context. He provides not only an elaborate critque of current interpretations of Puritan ideology but also an original and insightful portrayal of its dynamism. According to Foster, Puritanism represented a loose and incomplete alliance of progressive Protestants, lay and clerical, aristocratic and humble, who never decided whether they were the vanguard or the remnant. Indeed, in Foster's analysis, changes in New England Puritanism after the first decades of settlement did not indicate secularization and decline but instead were part of a pattern of change, conflict, and accomodation that had begun in England. He views the Puritans' own claims of declension as partisan propositions in an internal controversy as old as the Puritan movement itself. The result of these stresses and adaptations, he argues, was continued vitality in American Puritanism during the second half of the seventeenth century. Foster draws insights from a broad range of souces in England and America, including sermons, diaries, spiritual autobiographies, and colony, town, and court records. Moreover, his presentation of the history of the English and American Puritan movements in tandem brings out the fatal flaws of the former as well as the modest but essential strengths of the latter.
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