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Digital Kenya

An Entrepreneurial Revolution in the Making


ISBN: 978-1-137-57880-8 (Print) 978-1-137-57878-5 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxiii

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-23

    The Paradigm Shift: Disruption, Creativity, and Innovation in Kenya

  3. Looking Back and Looking Ahead

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 25-25

    2. Chapter

      Pages 27-53

      The Internet Journey for Kenya: The Interplay of Disruptive Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Fueling Rapid Growth

    3. Chapter

      Pages 55-92

      The KINGS of Africa’s Digital Economy

  4. Uncovering Unique Market Opportunities

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 95-95

    2. Chapter

      Pages 97-131

      Addressing Voids: How Digital Start-ups in Kenya Create Market Infrastructure

    3. Chapter

      Pages 133-160

      Reimagine What You Already Know: Toward New Solutions to Longstanding Problems

    4. Chapter

      Pages 163-186

      I-Entrepreneurship: Changing Lives Through Technology

    5. Chapter

      Pages 187-222

      From Cyber Café to Smartphone: Kenya’s Social Media Lens Zooms In on the Country and Out to the World

  5. The Inner Life of Technology Entrepreneurship in Kenya

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 225-225

    2. Chapter

      Pages 227-264

      Building ICT Entrepreneurship Ecosystems in Resource-Scarce Contexts: Learnings from Kenya’s “Silicon Savannah”

    3. Chapter

      Pages 265-301

      The Challenges of Technology Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets: A Case Study in Nairobi

    4. Chapter

      Pages 303-335

      Organizational Cultural Hybrids: Nonprofit and For-Profit Cultural Influences in the Kenyan Technology Sector

  6. Managing the Fine Details of Doing Business in Kenya

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 337-337

    2. Chapter

      Pages 339-367

      Inside a Policymaker’s Mind: An Entrepreneurial Approach to Policy Development and Implementation

    3. Chapter

      Pages 369-401

      The Art of Managing Worldviews in Kenya’s International Technology Sector

    4. Chapter

      Pages 403-427

      Developing Strategies to Harness the Power of Parallel Entrepreneurship in Africa

    5. Chapter

      Pages 429-458

      Venture Capital in East Africa: Is There a Right Model?

    6. Chapter

      Pages 461-485

      Entrepreneuring for Society: What Is Next for Africa?

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 487-509