Entrepreneurship and SME Management Across Africa: Context, Challenges, Cases

Entrepreneurship and SME Management Across Africa: Context, Challenges, Cases

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789811094323
Publisher: Springer Singapore
Publication date: 06/09/2018
Series: Frontiers in African Business Research
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author


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


Chapter 1: Introduction.- Section I: Context.- Chapter 2: Cameroon: Characteristics of entrepreneurs and SMME performance.- Chapter 3: Crowdfunding in the African context: A new way to fund ventures.- Chapter 4: The lack of business dispute resolutions in East Africa: An unresolved impediment to SME development?.- Section II: Challenges.- Chapter 5: Microfinance organizations in Africa: The challenge of transforming into regulated institutions.- Chapter 6: Enhancing organizational citizenship behavior: The role of employee empowerment, trust and engagement.- Chapter 7: The challenge of developing a sustainable hybrid organization: the case of GreenPop.- Chapter 8: The challenge of becoming a successful entrepreneur in a hostile context: The example of Mohamed Ibrahim, the founder of MSI and Celtel.- Section III: Cases.- Chapter 9: The case of Rwanda as a developmental state.- Chapter 10: Artisanal mining in Rwanda: The trade-off between entrepreneurial activity and environmental impact.- Chapter 11: Tourism as emerging industry in Rwanda: The role of training and development for the hotel sector.- Chapter 12: Privatization of firms in Rwanda: The role of corporate governance practices.- Section IV: Commentary.- Chapter 13: Entrepreneurship and SME Management Across Africa: A perspective and a short review.

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