Challenges to African Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century

Editors: Opoku, Darko, Sandberg, Eve (Eds.)

  • Extends the under-researched field of African capitalism
  • Presents an overview of the constraints placed on indigenous African entrepreneurs in the 21st century
  • Focuses on both the pressures facing African business actors and their coping mechanisms 
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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.

About the authors

Darko Opoku is Associate Professor of Africana Studies at Oberlin College, USA. 
Eve Sandberg is Professor in the Politics Department at Oberlin College, USA.

Reviews

“Delving deeply into the wellsprings of African entrepreneurship, Opoku and Sandberg’s volume shows the dynamics and variations of capitalism on the continent. It offers historical case studies of myriad ways to negotiate extraordinary challenges. Meticulously researched and deftly crafted, this landmark book will prompt wide reflection on development strategies.” (James H. Mittelman, Distinguished Scholar in Residence and University Professor Emeritus, American University, USA)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction to Analyzing African Entrepreneurs

    Sandberg, Eve

    Pages 1-37

  • Government-Business Relations and the Business Environment in Ghana

    Opoku, Darko

    Pages 39-77

  • Ambivalent Union: State-Business Relations and Economic Development in Post-Independent Nigeria

    Oloruntoba, Samuel O.

    Pages 79-96

  • South African Women Entrepreneurs: Challenges and Coping Strategies

    Sekatane, Mmapula Brendah

    Pages 97-115

  • Nigerian Entrepreneurship in the Twenty-First Century: Corporate Social Responsibility Challenges and Coping Strategies of Nigerian Male and Female Entrepreneurs

    Lincoln, Adebimpe

    Pages 117-146

Buy this book

eBook £70.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-61000-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £88.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60999-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Challenges to African Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century
Editors
  • Darko Opoku
  • Eve Sandberg
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61000-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61000-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60999-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 214
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