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An Integrative Framework for Entrepreneurship Research in Africa

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  • Richard Adu-Gyamfi

    () (International Trade Centre, Switzerland)

  • John Kuada

    () (Aalborg University, Denmark)

  • Simplice A. Asongu

    () (Yaoundé, Cameroon)

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.

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  • Richard Adu-Gyamfi & John Kuada & Simplice A. Asongu, 2018. "An Integrative Framework for Entrepreneurship Research in Africa," Research Africa Network Working Papers 18/025, Research Africa Network (RAN).
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    1. Simplice A. Asongu & Nicholas M. Odhiambo, 2019. "Challenges of Doing Business in Africa: A Systematic Review," Journal of African Business, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 20(2), pages 259-268, April.

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    Entrepreneurship; Development; Africa;

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    • O10 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
    • O55 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Africa

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