Palgrave Handbook of African Entrepreneurship: Call for Contributions


We are pleased to invite scholars and practitioners to propose chapter contributions to the Palgrave Handbook of African Entrepreneurship. This special call is for authors who are able to specifically provide North African perspectives in any of the thematic areas listed below, complementing existing contributions we have from other African sub-regions.

This comprehensive research handbook offers a state-of-the-art guide to new frontiers of African entrepreneurship. Written from an African perspective by a cast of international authors, the book addresses the rapid modernisation and evolution of African entrepreneurship and business practices. It maps new developments in entrepreneurial ecosystems, technology and digital entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship in conflict zones, and gender and diversity issues. It also offers new models of entrepreneurial financing and explores the contrast between entrepreneurship in high-technology urban centres and peripheral rural districts and conflict zones.

Bringing together empirical insights and case studies from various countries across Africa, this Handbook illuminates regional and contextual differences as well as common theoretical and practical insights that can inform policy and practice. This handbook is an ideal guide for researchers and students working on international business, entrepreneurship and emerging economies. It will also benefit policymakers seeking to develop entrepreneurial activity in Africa.

The thematic areas are:

  • Institutional Environments and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
  • Entrepreneurship Education
  • New Models of Entrepreneurial Financing
  • Technology Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
  • Entrepreneurship in Conflict Zones
  • Gender and Diversity Issues in African Entrepreneurship
  • Researching African Entrepreneurship: Methodological Considerations

You can send an extended abstract of proposed chapter (500 to 1000 words) latest by Friday 13th March 2020 to Dr Seun Kolade at . Please note that, should your abstract be accepted, the submission of your full chapter will be expected by 8th May 2020. Following the review process, a final version will be due by August 2020. This research handbook will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in early 2021. For further enquiries, please contact Dr Seun Kolade.

Dr Seun Kolade
Prof David Rae
Dr Demola Obembe
Dr Kassa Woldesenbet Beta
De Montfort University Leicester UK

The Editors

The Palgrave Handbook of African Entrepreneurship


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