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Entrepreneurship and SME Management Across Africa : Context, Challenges, Cases / edited by Leona Achtenhagen, Ethel Brundin

Contributor(s): Resource type: Ressourcentyp: Buch (Online)Book (Online)Language: English Series: Frontiers in African Business Research | SpringerLink Bücher | Springer eBook Collection Business and ManagementPublisher: Singapore : Springer, 2016Description: Online-Ressource (XII, 220 p. 15 illus, online resource)ISBN:
  • 9789811017278
Subject(s): Additional physical formats: 9789811017254 | Druckausg.: 978-981-10-1725-4 | Printed edition: 9789811017254 | Erscheint auch als: Entrepreneurship and SME management across Africa. Druck-Ausgabe. Singapore : Springer, 2016. xii, 220 SeitenLOC classification:
  • HB615
DOI: DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-1727-8Online resources: Summary: This book focuses on issues related to entrepreneurship and SME management on the African continent by providing insights from different conceptual, empirical and case studies. In doing so, it focuses on context-specific challenges for conducting entrepreneurial activities or business endeavors in smaller firms in the African continent. The book responds to calls for more research about African businesses given the acknowledgement of scholars, students and policy makers around the world who realize the increasing and growing economic importance of the African continent. In addition to serving as a source book for more in-depth studies by assisting the reader in gaining increased understanding of the topics covered, complementing the different parts with reviews, the book also elaborates on issues such political unrest, corruption, untrained personnel and environmental concerns. Entrepreneurship and SME Management Across Africa: Context, Challenges, Cases will be useful to academics with an interest in different entrepreneurial contexts in general, and Africa in particular, and for students interested in regional business practices, as well as for practitioners and policy makersSummary: Chapter 1: Introduction -- Section I: Context -- Chapter 2: Cameroon: Characteristics of entrepreneurs and SMME performance -- Chapter 3: Crowdfunding in the African context: A new way to fund ventures -- Chapter 4: The lack of business dispute resolutions in East Africa: An unresolved impediment to SME development? -- Section II: Challenges -- Chapter 5: Microfinance organizations in Africa: The challenge of transforming into regulated institutions -- Chapter 6: Enhancing organizational citizenship behavior: The role of employee empowerment, trust and engagement -- Chapter 7: The challenge of developing a sustainable hybrid organization: the case of GreenPop -- Chapter 8: The challenge of becoming a successful entrepreneur in a hostile context: The example of Mohamed Ibrahim, the founder of MSI and Celtel -- Section III: Cases -- Chapter 9: The case of Rwanda as a developmental state -- Chapter 10: Artisanal mining in Rwanda: The trade-off between entrepreneurial activity and environmental impact -- Chapter 11: Tourism as emerging industry in Rwanda: The role of training and development for the hotel sector -- Chapter 12: Privatization of firms in Rwanda: The role of corporate governance practices -- Section IV: Commentary -- Chapter 13: Entrepreneurship and SME Management Across Africa: A perspective and a short reviewPPN: PPN: 1658411668Package identifier: Produktsigel: ZDB-2-BUM | ZDB-2-SEB | ZDB-2-SXBM
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