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Bringing Africa into Entrepreneurship Research

  • Vanessa Ratten
  • Paul Jones
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Part of the Palgrave Studies of Entrepreneurship in Africa book series (PSEA)

Abstract

Africa is a region diverse in languages and cultures, which impacts the entrepreneurial spirit of people and companies operating in the area. Despite the various forms of entrepreneurship in Africa, only recently has academic interest been placed on Africa. The aim of this chapter is to provide an overview of entrepreneurship in Africa by focusing on the unique culture and heritage in the area. The differences between African entrepreneurship and other regional forms are discussed with reference to the historical and societal influences in the area. Policy implications and suggestions for future research are also stated.

Keywords

Africa African Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship Emerging economies Internationalisation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vanessa Ratten
    • 1
  • Paul Jones
    • 2
  1. 1.La Trobe UniversityBundooraAustralia
  2. 2.ICTECoventry UniversityCoventryUK

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