Diaspora Businesses in Africa: Survival and Sustainability

Part of the Palgrave Studies of Entrepreneurship in Africa book series (PSEA)


Africa diaspora investment is a topical issue. Beyond investment is the reality to survive and be sustainable both in the short and long-run. This chapter looks at the broad business operating environment and discusses some enablers and deterrents to African diaspora businesses survival and sustainability. The literature reviewed suggests that there are as many opportunities for investment as are challenges of an uneven playing field. However, with the right kind of support to African diaspora investors; the chances for their businesses to thrive are immense as well as benefits to the continent.


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  1. 1.Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA

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