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Frontiers in African Business Research

Entrepreneurship and SME Management Across Africa

Context, Challenges, Cases

Editors: Achtenhagen, Leona, Brundin, Ethel (Eds.)

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  • Provides insights into recent challenges to entrepreneurship and SME management in Africa
  • Illustrates current challenges through empirical studies and case examples
  • Includes research findings based on different methods, thus avoiding overreliance on single methods
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About this book

This book focuses on issues related to entrepreneurship and SME management on the African continent by providing insights from different conceptual, empirical and case studies. In doing so, it focuses on context-specific challenges for conducting entrepreneurial activities or business endeavors in smaller firms in the African continent. The book responds to calls for more research about African businesses given the acknowledgement of scholars, students and policy makers around the world who realize the increasing and growing economic importance of the African continent. In addition to serving as a source book for more in-depth studies by assisting the reader in gaining increased understanding of the topics covered, complementing the different parts with reviews, the book also elaborates on issues such political unrest, corruption, untrained personnel and environmental concerns. Entrepreneurship and SME Management Across Africa: Context, Challenges, Cases will be useful to academics with an interest in different entrepreneurial contexts in general, and Africa in particular, and for students interested in regional business practices, as well as for practitioners and policy makers.

About the authors

Dr. Leona Achtenhagen is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Business Development at Jönköping International Business School in Sweden. She has conducted a number of different research projects on aspects of entrepreneurship and SME management in underprivileged contexts. Her research results on those topics have been published as numerous book chapters and articles in leading journals such as Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice and Long Range Planning.
Ethel Brundin is Ph.D. and Professor in Entrepreneurship and Business Development at Jönköping International Business School, Sweden. She has been the project manager of three longitudinal research projects in South Africa, targeted towards previously disadvantaged groups, such as Blacks and Coloureds. Her research has been well received by policy makers on BBBEE (Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment) and is published in journals such as Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business and The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability. She has also published book chapters and journal articles, e.g. in Journal of Business Venturing. She has brought the world wide STEP (Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices) to Africa with its base in South Africa.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-6

    Achtenhagen, Leona (et al.)

  • Cameroon: Characteristics of Entrepreneurs and SMME Performance

    Pages 9-30

    Tsambou, André Dumas (et al.)

  • Crowdfunding in the African Context: A New Way to Fund Ventures

    Pages 31-49

    Berndt, Adele

  • The Lack of Business Dispute Resolution in East Africa: An Unresolved Impediment to SME Development?

    Pages 51-64

    Tillmar, Malin

  • Microfinance Organizations in Africa: The Challenge of Transforming into Regulated Organizations

    Pages 67-86

    Akande, Olaide Rufai (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-1727-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-1725-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-9432-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Entrepreneurship and SME Management Across Africa
Book Subtitle
Context, Challenges, Cases
Editors
  • Leona Achtenhagen
  • Ethel Brundin
Series Title
Frontiers in African Business Research
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-1727-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-1727-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-1725-4
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9432-3
Series ISSN
2367-1033
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 220
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
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