An Integrative Framework for Entrepreneurship Research in Africa

African Governance and Development Institute WP/18/025

35 Pages Posted: 9 Aug 2018

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Richard Adu-Gyamfi

International Trade Centre (ITC)

John Kuada

Aalborg University

Simplice Asongu

African Governance and Development Institute

Date Written: January 1, 2018

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; Development; Africa

JEL Classification: O10; O30; O55

Suggested Citation

Adu-Gyamfi, Richard and Kuada, John and Asongu, Simplice, An Integrative Framework for Entrepreneurship Research in Africa (January 1, 2018). African Governance and Development Institute WP/18/025. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3219626 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3219626

Richard Adu-Gyamfi

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John Kuada

Aalborg University ( email )

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Simplice Asongu (Contact Author)

African Governance and Development Institute ( email )

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