Entrepreneurship in Africa: A Study of Successes

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 2002 - Business & Economics - 298 pages
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Who are the entrepreneurs who have achieved success, wealth, and recognition in their African homelands, and how did they do it? Entrepreneur Dave Fick interviewed several hundred women and men who were willing to assume risks, often spectacular ones, for personal economic gain--but who did it legally, ethically, and who are now giving back to their nations and societies at least as much as they received. They speak openly of their hardships and failures, what they did right and what they did wrong, and their accounts are remarkable. We gain insight into the way business must be done under harsh political and economic circumstances, but we also learn unusual techniques and strategies that others in more favorable milieus can use to accomplish similar feats.

With commentaries from notable scholars and other businesspeople and with Fick's own first-hand onsite observations, the book is a self-educating colloquium, a collection of personal meetings, accounts, letters, emails and telephone calls between Fick, his counterparts in Africa, and others around the world. It is also an attempt to encourage a dialogue that will accelerate the exchange and spread of knowledge and ideas, and a way to help the people of Africa build a peaceful and better society for themselves and the world.

 

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Contents

African Continent
xi
West Africa
11
Nigeria and Ghana
13
Côte dlvoire Senegal Etc
37
Southern Africa
47
Zimbabwe Botswana Etc
49
South Africa Clothing Youth Culture Auto and Home
69
South Africa New Era Enterprises
89
Kenya and Tanzania
169
Uganda
191
Central Africa
213
Central African Republic Gabon Chad and Cameroon
215
Democratic Republic of Congo Rwanda and Angola
225
North Africa
243
Egypt
245
Arab Maghreb Union
255

South Africa Food and Travel Industry
107
South Africa Heritage and Tradition
123
South Africa The Media Reviews and Issues
135
East Africa
155
Horn of Africa
157
Africas Future
263
Entrepreneurs Leaders Technologies and Plans
265
Conclusions
283
Index
291
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DAVID S. FICK is a graduate of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and has spent his entire business career as an entrepreneur in Kansas. His interest in African entrepreneurs began while on a two-week tour of Kenya, Tanzania, and Ethiopia in 2000. It changed his life. He recognized quickly that these entrepreneurial engineers of growth were meeting roadblocks that would stagger even their most talented, dedicated counterparts elsewhere, but were surmounting them with almost unbelievable success. These are their stories.

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