Digital entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa: challenges, opportunities and prospects

Nasiru D. Taura (Editor), Elvira Bolat (Editor), Nnamdi Madichie (Editor)

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This pioneering collection seeks to understand why and how some digital enterprises in Africa progress while others firms either stagnate or regress. Using a range of detailed case studies, it addresses the challenges and barriers that are in place and how some outstanding digital firms deal with operating in a hostile business environment. While digital platforms have created equal access for small businesses, many digital entrepreneurs in Africa continue to struggle with local environments replete with corruption, and other economic inefficiencies. The contributions move the debate forward by addressing the challenges, opportunities, and prospects of digital enterprise in Africa. Placing special emphasis on how African new entrant digital firms are shaping the landscape and forging a new beginning for Africa, this book offers entrepreneurial perspectives to both researchers and policy-makers seeking to support and stimulate entrepreneurship in the new era.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages242
ISBN (Electronic)9783030049249
ISBN (Print)9783030049232
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2019
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies of Entrepreneurship in Africa (PSEA)
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISSN (Print)2662-1169
ISSN (Electronic)2662-1177

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