Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Looking Back and Looking Ahead

  3. Uncovering Unique Market Opportunities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Jay Larson, Michael Munger
      Pages 133-160 Open Access
    3. Carmen Merab Wamukoya, Amolo Ng’weno
      Pages 163-186 Open Access
  4. The Inner Life of Technology Entrepreneurship in Kenya

  5. Managing the Fine Details of Doing Business in Kenya

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 487-509

About this book


This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

Presenting rigorous and original research, this volume offers key insights into the historical, cultural, social, economic and political forces at play in the creation of world-class ICT innovations in Kenya. Following the arrival of fiber-optic cables in 2009, Digital Kenya examines why the initial entrepreneurial spirit and digital revolution has begun to falter despite support from motivated entrepreneurs, international investors, policy experts and others. Written by engaged scholars and professionals in the field, the book offers 15 eye-opening chapters and 14 one-on-one conversations with entrepreneurs and investors to ask why establishing ICT start-ups on a continental and global scale remains a challenge on the “Silicon Savannah”. The authors present evidence-based recommendations to help Kenya to continue producing globally impactful  ICT innovations that improve the lives of those still waiting on the side-lines, and to inspire other nations to do the same. 


innovation ICT development sustainability start-ups

Editors and affiliations

  • Bitange Ndemo
    • 1
  • Tim Weiss
    • 2
  1. 1.Lower Kabete CampusUniversity of NairobiNairobiKenya
  2. 2.Zeppelin UniversityFriedrichshafenGermany

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