Digital Entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa

Challenges, Opportunities and Prospects

  • Nasiru D. Taura
  • Elvira Bolat
  • Nnamdi O. Madichie

Part of the Palgrave Studies of Entrepreneurship in Africa book series (PSEA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nasiru D. Taura, Elvira Bolat, Nnamdi O. Madichie
      Pages 3-7
  3. Fin-tech: Trust, Legitimacy, and Digital Infrastructure—The Promise, Prospects, and Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Nasiru D. Taura, Obiajulu Christopher Ede, Oladokun Ogunniyi
      Pages 31-63
  4. Media-tech: The Creative Destruction and Reconstruction of African Digital Media

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Nnamdi O. Madichie, Bamidele O. Ajakaiye, Vanessa Ratten
      Pages 89-121
  5. Animation and Games: Unlimited Opportunities for Exploration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
  6. Inclusive-tech: Gender Inequality, Poverty, and Digital Ecosystems

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 241-242

About this book


This pioneering collection seeks to understand why and how some digital enterprises in Africa progress while others firms either stagnate or regress. Using a range of detailed case studies, it addresses the challenges and barriers that are in place and how some outstanding digital firms deal with operating in a hostile business environment. While digital platforms have created equal access for small businesses, many digital entrepreneurs in Africa continue to struggle with local environments replete with corruption, and other economic inefficiencies. The contributions move the debate forward by addressing the challenges, opportunities, and prospects of digital enterprise in Africa. Placing special emphasis on how African new entrant digital firms are shaping the landscape and forging a new beginning for Africa, this book offers entrepreneurial perspectives to both researchers and policy-makers seeking to support and stimulate entrepreneurship in the new era.


digital enterprise digital firms small business new entrants finance African economy Nigeria Ghana Rwanda

Editors and affiliations

  • Nasiru D. Taura
    • 1
  • Elvira Bolat
    • 2
  • Nnamdi O. Madichie
    • 3
  1. 1.Business School, Bournemouth UniversityBournemouthUK
  2. 2.Business School, Bournemouth UniversityBournemouthUK
  3. 3.Centre for Research & EnterpriseBloomsbury Institute LondonLondonUK

Bibliographic information

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