An Integrative Framework for Entrepreneurship Research in Africa
African Governance and Development Institute WP/18/025
35 Pages Posted: 9 Aug 2018
Date Written: January 1, 2018
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; Development; Africa
JEL Classification: O10; O30; O55
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