African Entrepreneurship

Challenges and Opportunities for Doing Business

  • Leo-Paul Dana
  • Vanessa Ratten
  • Ben Q. Honyenuga

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Leo-Paul Dana, Vanessa Ratten, Ben Q. Honyenuga
    Pages 1-7
  3. Vanessa Ratten, Paul Jones
    Pages 9-27
  4. Bella L. Galperin, Lemayon L. Melyoki
    Pages 29-58
  5. Paul Agu Igwe, Adah Emmanuel Onjewu, Simon Uguru Nwibo
    Pages 189-221
  6. Abiodun Anthony Eniola
    Pages 223-259
  7. Daniel M. Quaye, Atsu Nkukpornu, George Acheampong
    Pages 261-274
  8. Marcela Ramírez Pasillas, Hans Lundberg, Sabine Umuhire
    Pages 289-324
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 325-344

About this book


This book outlines the unique challenges and opportunities of doing business in Africa, analysing how varying degrees of development across its countries affects entrepreneurship. Taking into account historical and cultural contexts, the authors approach the topic by evaluating the different possibilities of business opportunity in Africa. Insightful contributions explore an extensive range of African countries, discussing both formal and informal entrepreneurship, as well as the different factors that influence the growing economy of Africa. African Entrepreneurship will be of interest to anyone researching the potential of doing business in Africa, as well as entrepreneurs and policy-makers looking to expand their knowledge on how businesses are managed in this region.


start-ups family business SMEs emerging market trade Africa

Editors and affiliations

  • Leo-Paul Dana
    • 1
  • Vanessa Ratten
    • 2
  • Ben Q. Honyenuga
    • 3
  1. 1.GSCM Montpellier Business SchoolMontpellierFrance
  2. 2.Department of Management and MarketingLa Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.Department of Management SciencesHo Technical UniversityHoGhana

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