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An Integrative Framework for Entrepreneurship Research in Africa

Richard Adu-Gyamfi (), John Kuada () and Simplice Asongu ()
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Richard Adu-Gyamfi: International Trade Centre, Switzerland
John Kuada: Aalborg University, Denmark

No 18/025, Working Papers of the African Governance and Development Institute. from African Governance and Development Institute.

Abstract: Despite the good intentions in sub-Sahara Africa (SSA), previous policy initiatives on entrepreneurship have been disjointed, unambitious, and implemented without commitment and required resources. Furthermore, there has been limited research that can provide insight into the reasons why some of the policy initiatives appear to be successful while others fail. Some scholars have suggested that without a context-specific classificatory guide, policymakers are unlikely to be accurate in their assessment of the growth capabilities of prospective candidates for specific promotion initiatives and this can explain some of the policy failures. This observation has motivated the present paper. Our aim is to provide a framework that helps identify the different contextual dimensions influencing enterprise creation processes in SSA.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship; Africa (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O38 O40 O55 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-afr, nep-ent and nep-ino
Date: 2018-05
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