Contributing to academic discussions on entrepreneurship and gender in Africa, this book provides coverage of recent trends and an exploration of the evolution of female entrepreneurship over time. This innovative new text, written from an African woman's perspective, fills a gap in the current literature on this topic and places important focus on the role of female entrepreneurship in Africa's development as a continent. Focussing on key issues such as social feminism and the capability approach, the author addresses the possibility of a potential overlap between social entrepreneurship and female entrepreneurship in Africa. Insightful accounts of women from countries such as South Africa, Namibia and Ghana, along with theoretical research into the further development and advancement of female entrepreneurs, make this book an important must-read for those interested in entrepreneurship and gender in Africa.
Amanobea Boateng holds a doctorate in Business Administration from the Grenoble Ecole de Management, France.
Part I. Setting the Scene.- Chapter 1. Contextualising Women's Entrepreneurship in Africa.- Chapter 2. A Theoretical Research Framework.- Part II. A Close-Up View of African Female Entrepreneurs.- Chapter 3. Female Entrepreneurship in Africa and Research Insights from Different Regions of the Continent.- Chapter 4. Social Entrepreneurship and the Possible Intersect with Female Entrepreneurship.- Chapter 5. A Theory for the Development of African Female Entrepreneurship.