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Small Business and Entrepreneurial Development in Africa: A Route to Sustained Economic Development

 Author: Robert E. Hinson (Editor) , Doreen Anyamesem Odame (Editor) , Eric Kwame Adae (Editor) , Kwame Adom (Editor)  Category: African Business, Business and Management, Emerging Markets and Globalization, Entrepreneurship  Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham  Published: October 12, 2023  ISBN: 978-3-031-37674-0  Country: Switzerland  Language: English  Dimension: 152 x 229 x 15.875mm
This book explores the issues around small business and entrepreneurial activities in Africa within the context of frequent collapse of businesses, seizures by governments, lack of access to capital and raw materials as well as the reliance on the informal sector. All these issues, the Editors argue, have been exacerbated by the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, entrepreneurship must be at the heart of efforts to transform Africa’s economic prospects to ensure sustained economic growth and decent work for all. In looking at the development of entrepreneurship for Africa’s growth, contributors to this edited collection take an evolutionary approach by focusing on entrepreneurial intentions (where entrepreneurial ideas are formed), customer management (which is central to all entrepreneurial business success) and by also focusing on local and entrepreneurial business development. The book then ends with a discussion around technological innovations in small business development in Africa. Covering topics such as social entrepreneurship, international joint ventures and the impact of digital platforms, this conceptual path provides rich contemporary insights for students, researchers, and policy makers and contributes to the achievement of SDG 8 targets.