Entrepreneurship development in Africa: an overview

Ahmed, Allam and Nwankwo, Sonny (2013) Entrepreneurship development in Africa: an overview. World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 9 (2/3). pp. 82-86. ISSN 2042-5961

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Abstract

Purpose – This paper aims to provide an over view of the different key factors that are influencing and influenced by the entrepreneurship environment in Africa.

Design/methodology/approach – The paper represents the outcome of many comprehensive research programmes undertaken in different countries in Africa and other parts of the world adopting various research methods and approaches.

Findings – The most profound and encouraging change in African economies over the past decade has been the rapid advancement towards integration into the global economy. Many of the countries have undertaken significant economic reforms; improving macroeconomic management, instigating conducive private investment climate, liberalizing markets and widening the space for entrepreneurship to drive strong and inclusive growth. However understanding the nature of problems, challenges and opportunities in Africa is a very difficult task for many people outside its territories.

Originality/value – Despite the regional coverage of the various issues relating to entrepreneurship development on Africa, it is not possible to have contributions from few countries in the region such as Chad, Somalia, etc., due to the current situation is these countries.

Keywords - Africa, Entrepreneurialism, Entrepreneurship, Sub Saharan Africa, Sustainable development

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
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Depositing User: Allam Ahmed
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2013 08:16
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017 11:09
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/45641

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