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Introduction

  • Constant D. Beugré
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Part of the Palgrave Studies of Entrepreneurship in Africa book series (PSEA)

Abstract

This chapter introduces the book and explains its rationale. Specifically, the chapter argues that the development of entrepreneurial ecosystems is important in providing opportunities for the emergence of high-growth potential entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa. It could contribute to the formulation of new strategies and mechanisms aimed at providing opportunities for gainful employment for the many young people of sub-Saharan Africa. The chapter also introduces the key issues discussed in the book.

Keywords

Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial ecosystems Productive entrepreneurship Sub-Saharan Africa Unproductive entrepreneurship 

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  • Constant D. Beugré
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  1. 1.Delaware State UniversityDoverUSA

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