Women entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa: a case-based approach

Madichie, Nnamdi O.
Hinson, Robert E.
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Taylor and Francis
This chapter highlights the challenges of women business owners in sub-Saharan African (SSA) using in-depth interviews from four different countries. The primary aim of the chapter is to pinpoint shared challenges of women entrepreneurs and/or business owners drawing upon their narratives and attributions. 1 The chapter unpacks four critical dimensions impacting upon the similarities and/or differences in experiences - notably owner’s background (nationality, ethnicity, education, family etc.); prior motivations (why they chose to start up); challenges (including start-up capital, government regulations, personal achievements), and plans for the future. © 2015 Sonny Nwankwo and Kevin Ibeh.
This book chapter is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this book chapter is published in The Routledge Companion to Business in Africa (2014), available online at: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9780203093146/chapters/10.4324/9780203093146-18
Woman Entrepreneur, Self-Employment, Ethnic Business
Madichie, N. O., & Hinson, R. E. (2014). Women entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa. In S. Nwankwo & K. Ibeh (Eds.). The Routledge Companion to Business in Africa, 175-197. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9780203093146/chapters/10.4324/9780203093146-18