Introduction to African Entrepreneurship

  • Leo-Paul Dana
  • Vanessa Ratten
  • Ben Q. Honyenuga
Part of the Palgrave Studies of Entrepreneurship in Africa book series (PSEA)


Africa contains some of the world’s fastest growing economies and is of immense interest to the global economic community. Recently there has been more emphasis on entrepreneurship in Africa as it provides a way to engage in new business activity and develop market opportunities. The aim of this introduction chapter is to discuss the reasons for the growth of entrepreneurship in Africa by providing an overview of the chapters included in the book. This helps to highlight the relevance of the book to the existing literature on African entrepreneurship and how it contributes to extending the research on this area.


Africa Entrepreneurship Diversity Emerging issues Future research 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leo-Paul Dana
    • 1
  • Vanessa Ratten
    • 2
  • Ben Q. Honyenuga
    • 3
  1. 1.Montpellier Business SchoolMontpellier Research in ManagementMontpellierFrance
  2. 2.La Trobe UniversityBundooraAustralia
  3. 3.Department of Management SciencesHo Technical UniversityHoGhana

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