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Women Entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa

Historical Framework, Ecosystem, and Future Perspectives for the Region

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  • Highlights lesser-known research on women's entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Explains the role of cultural, financial, and social constraints faced by women

  • Provides policy recommendations to build a diverse and equal opportunity entrepreneurial ecosystem

Part of the book series: Contributions to Management Science (MANAGEMENT SC.)

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxx
  2. Women Entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Overview

    • Dina Modestus Nziku, Veland Ramadani, Léo-Paul Dana, Marina Dabić
    Pages 1-8
  3. Women Entrepreneurs in Cameroon

    • Luc C. Foleu, Gérôme Didié Menzepo, Aline Pélagie Bema Priso
    Pages 9-31
  4. Women Entrepreneurs in Ethiopia

    • Hafiz Wasim Akram, Shouvik Sanyal
    Pages 33-59
  5. Women Entrepreneurs in Ghana

    • Jacqueline Zakpaa
    Pages 61-82
  6. Women Entrepreneurs in Kenya

    • Pamela Adhiambo Chebii, Joash Ogolla Ogada
    Pages 83-106
  7. Women Entrepreneurs in Lesotho

    • Tšepiso A. Rantšo
    Pages 107-126
  8. Women Entrepreneurs in Namibia

    • Wilfred Isak Amazing April
    Pages 127-153
  9. Women Entrepreneurs in Nigeria

    • Amon Simba, Ebere Ume Kalu, Vincent Onodugo, Chinwe R. Okoyeuzu, Oyedele Martins Ogundana
    Pages 155-172
  10. Women Entrepreneurs in Sierra Leone

    • Samppa Kamara
    Pages 173-196
  11. Women Entrepreneurs in South Africa

    • Leonie Barbara Louw
    Pages 197-217
  12. Women Entrepreneurs in Tanzania

    • Dina Modestus Nziku, Veland Ramadani, Léo-Paul Dana
    Pages 219-250
  13. Women Entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe

    • Amon Simba, Dina Modestus Nziku
    Pages 251-269

About this book

According to a 2018 World Bank report, Africa is the only region with more women than men choosing to become entrepreneurs – a phenomenon that is not the subject of adequate discussion. This book reveals the latest research-based understanding of the entrepreneurial activities of women in sub-Saharan Africa. Specially invited subject experts present salient dimensions of entrepreneurship by African women, from environmental factors to motivations and influencers as well as financial and non-financial constraints, and highlight the significant role of cultural differences. 

This book provides a mixture of theoretical, conceptual, and empirical research, and fills the knowledge gap by presenting a wide range of opportunities and challenges faced by sub-Saharan African women entrepreneurs. This book will help policy makers and academic researchers in understanding the role of institutions and entrepreneurship policy in building a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region.

Keywords

  • SDGs
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Africa
  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
  • Gender and business
  • Womens' entrepreneurship

Editors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

    Marina Dabić

  • Dalhousie University and Sorbonne Business School, Halifax, Canada

    Léo-Paul Dana

  • School of Business and Creative Industries, University of the West of Scotland, Glasgow, UK

    Dina Modestus Nziku

  • Faculty of Business and Economics, South East European University, Tetovo, North Macedonia

    Veland Ramadani

About the editors

Marina Dabić is a Full Professor of Entrepreneurship and International Business at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Croatia, and the University of Ljubljana, School of Business and Economics. Her papers appear in a wide variety of international journals, including the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of World Business, the Journal of Business Research, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Technovation, Small Business Economics, the Small Business Management Journal, the International Journal of Human Resource Management, IEEE- Transactions on Engineering Management, Organizational Dynamics, and many others. Professor Dabić is an Associate Editor of Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Department Editor for IEEE- Transactions on Engineering Management, and Associate Editor for Technology in Society.

Léo-Paul Dana is a professor at Dalhousie University, Canada, and affiliated with Sorbonne Business School, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.  A graduate of the Faculty of Management at McGill University and of HEC-Montreal, he has served as Marie Curie Fellow at Princeton University and visiting professor at INSEAD.  He has published extensively in a variety of journals and is the author of several books.

Dina Modestus Nziku is a Lecturer, Researcher, and Director for Research and Publications in the Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development (CAREED) at the University of the West of Scotland, UK. She is in the executive team at Global Women Entrepreneurship Policy (GWEP) and the Lead of GWEP in the Sub-Saharan Africa (GWEP-SSA); Dr. Nziku is also Entrepreneurship Thought Leader at Women Economic Imperative (WEI). Her research focuses on women's entrepreneurship, government policies, and strategies for promoting entrepreneurship in developing countries. Dr. Nziku has published in academic journals, books, and book chapters, as well as edited scientific research books and professional reports. She has also presented her research work on women's entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) at the United Nations (UN) as well as other national and international conferences.

Veland Ramadani is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Business at the Faculty of Business and Economics, South East European University, North Macedonia. His research interests include entrepreneurship, small business management, and family businesses. He authored or co-authored around 170 research articles, 12 textbooks, and 20 edited books. He has published in Journal of Business Research, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, and Technological Forecasting and Social Change, among others. Dr. Ramadani has recently published the co-authored book Entrepreneurial Family Business (Springer). Dr. Ramadani is co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Enterprising Communities (JEC).

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Women Entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Book Subtitle: Historical Framework, Ecosystem, and Future Perspectives for the Region

  • Editors: Marina Dabić, Léo-Paul Dana, Dina Modestus Nziku, Veland Ramadani

  • Series Title: Contributions to Management Science

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-98966-8

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Business and Management, Business and Management (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-98965-1

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-98966-8

  • Series ISSN: 1431-1941

  • Series E-ISSN: 2197-716X

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXX, 269

  • Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations, 92 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Entrepreneurship, Diversity Management and Women in Business, African Business

Buying options

eBook
USD 139.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-98966-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)