The innovation dilemma of the Ghanaian textile industry

Nnamdi O. Madichie, Ahmed Tijani Saeed

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This paper evaluates the degree of entrepreneurship in the Ghanaian textile industry and highlights whether it has any embedded innovation attributes. The primary aim is to investigate whether entrepreneurship and innovation can exist independently or whether a combination and to what extent such combination would enhance success on the international market. Our paper is based on a longitudinal study of the Ghanaian textile industry - drawing upon the trade liberalisation orthodoxy and its implications for emerging markets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-238
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
Issue number2
Early online date9 Dec 2009
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation management
  • SMEs
  • Small and medium sized enterprises
  • Textile industry
  • Ghana
  • International trade liberalisation
  • Emerging markets
  • Longitudinal studies
  • Africa


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