Call for papers – Entrepreneurship in Africa


Entrepreneurship in Africa: exploring entrepreneurial behaviour and small business practice within emerging contexts

Papers to be received by 28th February 2017

The phenomenon of entrepreneurship behaviour in the developed world is well recorded within the academic literature. However, literature observing entrepreneurial behaviour and small business practice on the African continent is less prominent especially within international journals. The entrepreneurial dynamic in Africa is rapidly evolving in the face of economic, political, technological and cultural change sweeping the continent. There is widespread recognition for the need for effective entrepreneurial behaviour to ease a myriad of systemic problems including high graduate unemployment, endemic poverty, economic growth inequality, corruption, excessive bureaucracy, ineffective infrastructure and a lack of enterprise support mechanisms. Moreover, research into entrepreneurial behaviours remains limited in the complex and heterogeneous African context. This special issue seeks to provide improved and increased understanding of the phenomena and offer recommendations for enhanced policy and practice across the African continent

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