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Challenges to African Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century.

Author: Darko Opoku; Eve Sandberg
Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2017.
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Opoku, Darko.
Challenges to African Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century.
Cham : Springer International Publishing, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Darko Opoku; Eve Sandberg
ISBN: 9783319610009 3319610007
OCLC Number: 1006398491
Notes: ""Inherited Disadvantages of Black African Entrepreneurs""
Description: 1 online resource (222 pages)
Contents: ""Acknowledgments""; ""Contents""; ""Notes on Contributors""; ""List of Table""; ""Chapter 1: Introduction to Analyzing African Entrepreneurs""; ""The Scholarly Literature""; ""Why Was an Indigenous African Capitalist Class Slow to Develop During the Colonial Period?""; ""African State-Business Relations in Black African-­Led Independent States""; ""Challenges to African Entrepreneurship in the Twenty-First Century""; ""Chapter 2: Government-Business Relations and the Business Environment in Ghana""; ""The State of Capitalism in Africa"" ""Historical Context and Continuities""""Transition to Democracy and the Fourth Republic""; ""The 21st Century""; ""Conclusion""; ""Chapter 3: Ambivalent Union: State-Business Relations and Economic Development in Post-­Independent Nigeria""; ""Introduction""; ""State-Business Relations: Conceptual and Theoretical Constructs""; ""State-Business Relations in Nigeria Since 1999""; ""Conclusion""; ""Chapter 4: South African Women Entrepreneurs: Challenges and Coping Strategies""; ""Introduction""; ""Background to Womenâ#x80;#x99;s Participation in the South African Economy"" ""Status of Women in the South African Economy""""Entrepreneurship and Women Entrepreneurship in South Africa""; ""What is Entrepreneurship?""; ""Women Entrepreneurs in South Africa""; ""Challenges Faced by Women Entrepreneurs in South Africa""; ""Race and Gender""; ""Financing and Women Entrepreneurship""; ""Educational Training and Womenâ#x80;#x99;s Entrepreneurship""; ""Socio-cultural Environment""; ""Network and Mentors""; ""Lack of Business Management Skills""; ""Coping Strategies of South African Women Entrepreneurs: The Shared Interest, Loan Guarantees, and System-Change"" ""Conclusion""""Chapter 5: Nigerian Entrepreneurship in the Twenty-­First Century: Corporate Social Responsibility Challenges and Coping Strategies of Nigerian Male and Female Entrepreneurs""; ""Introduction""; ""Corporate Social Responsibility and Small and Medium Enterprises""; ""Corporate Social Responsibility Framework in Nigeria""; ""Methodology""; ""Analysis and Discussion of Findings""; ""Nigerian Entrepreneursâ#x80;#x99; Awareness of CSR-Related Activities""; ""Nigerian Entrepreneursâ#x80;#x99; CSR Practices""; ""CSR Challenges Experienced by Nigerian Entrepreneurs"" ""Coping Strategies Adopted by Nigerian Entrepreneurs in Overcoming CSR-Related Challenges""""Conclusion""; ""Chapter 6: Small-Scale Ghanaian Miners and the Textiles and Garment Industry in the Age of Chinese Economic Onslaught""; ""Global Forces: The Role of External Players and Factors""; ""Small-Scale Mining: A Preserve of Ghanaian Entrepreneurs Gone Awry""; ""The Forces of Globalization Enter Artisanal Gold Mining in Ghana""; ""Conclusion""; ""Chapter 7: Challenges to African Entrepreneurship in the Twenty-First Century""

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This volume offers an overview of the critical challenges faced by aspiring African entrepreneurs and their coping strategies to sustain and develop their businesses. Contributors to this volume detail the constraints placed on African entrepreneurs through rich case studies and challenge African leaders and international donors to review their own behaviours if they hope for African entrepreneurs to succeed.

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