Entrepreneurship and SME Management Across Africa

Context, Challenges, Cases

  • Leona Achtenhagen
  • Ethel Brundin

Part of the Frontiers in African Business Research book series (FABR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Leona Achtenhagen, Ethel Brundin
    Pages 1-6
  3. Context

  4. Challenges

  5. Cases: Rwanda

  6. Commentary

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 219-220

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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Leona Achtenhagen
    • 1
  • Ethel Brundin
    • 2
  1. 1.Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping UniversityJönköpingSweden
  2. 2.Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping UniversityJönköpingSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-1725-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-1727-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2367-1033
  • Series Online ISSN 2367-1041
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