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African Female Entrepreneurship

Merging Profit and Social Motives for the Greater Good

Authors: Boateng, Amanobea

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  • Frames a discussion on entrepreneurship, gender and social entrepreneurship in Africa
  • Provides insights on how local socio-economic and cultural factors contribute to shaping the reality of women’s entrepreneurship in Africa
  • Seeks to define entrepreneurship from the African female perspective as distinct from the developed world understanding of entrepreneurship
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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.

About the authors

Amanobea Boateng holds a doctorate in Business Administration from the Grenoble Ecole de Management, France.

Reviews

“This book gives female African entrepreneurs a voice  to enable them  improve the quality of their own lives and those of their households while becoming agents for positive social change within the community.” (Bibi Bunmi Apampa, Director, Empowerment Centre, UK)

“Amanobea Boateng's book is a welcome contribution to the growing body of research on African entrepreneurship. Its focus on African women entrepreneurs and their unique ability to merge profit and social motives showcases the innate strength, courage and dynamism of our women, and reinforces the pivotal role that they are playing in shaping the Continent's bright future.” (Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli, Founder of LEAP Africa, Co-Founder of AACE Foods and Sahel Capital, and Author of Social Innovation in Africa: A Practical Guide for Scaling Impact)

“By addressing female entrepreneurship in Africa, this book promises to be seminal. In a very engaging way, Amanobea Boateng reveals relatively unknown forms of entrepreneurship and lessons we can learn from African women. This book is appealing to an audience interested in African economics but also in entrepreneurship at large.” (Dr. Vassili  Joannides de Lautour, Associate Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France and Queensland University of Technology, Australia)

“Female entrepreneurship matters globally, but, as Amanobea Boateng argues in her book, female African entrepreneurs are change agents because they are hybrid social entrepreneurs. Amanobea raises important questions that challenge our usual way of viewing female entrepreneurship, including its influence on spirituality, communities, and social feminism, and she offers new avenues for action and theorization. She provides a truly thought-provoking book.” (Dr. Valerie Sabatier, Director of the Doctoral School and Professor of Strategy, Grenoble Ecole de Management)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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eBook £39.99
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Hardcover £49.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-65845-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £49.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-88115-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
African Female Entrepreneurship
Book Subtitle
Merging Profit and Social Motives for the Greater Good
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65846-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65846-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65845-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88115-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 146
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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