The Need for Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Constant D. Beugré
Part of the Palgrave Studies of Entrepreneurship in Africa book series (PSEA)


This chapter presents and discusses the Quintuple Helix Model of entrepreneurial ecosystems in sub-Saharan Africa. Before presenting the model, the chapter defines the concepts of ecosystem and entrepreneurial ecosystems. It also discusses the measurement of the effectiveness of an entrepreneurial ecosystem. Finally, the chapter presents the five pillars of the Quintuple Helix Model (government, institutions of higher education, private sector, citizenry, and international organizations). The chapter concludes with a focus on the interplay among these five pillars.


Entrepreneurial community Entrepreneurial ecosystems Entrepreneurial ecosystem mapping Entrepreneurial ecosystem effectiveness Quintuple helix model 


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  • Constant D. Beugré
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  1. 1.Delaware State UniversityDoverUSA

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