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Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development in Africa

Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development in Africa

February 2022 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

High foreign aid dependence, poor human capital, rising high youth unemployment and poverty are just some of the reasons that Africa represents such a striking symbol of global inequality today.

In this book, the author draws on his research and experience of working with key stakeholders to explore how Africa can take advantage of the knowledge economy and 4th Industrial Revolution opportunities to rebuild from the Covid-19 pandemic and empower its people and encourage entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development in Africa is a book the African political class, economic policy and development experts, the donor community, academic researchers and students of business and international development can rely on for a better understanding and solutions to Africa’s historical and contemporary socio-economic problems.

Paschal Anosike is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the founding Director of Centre for African Entrepreneurship and Leadership (CAEL) at the University of Wolverhampton.
Chapter 1: Paradox of a rising Africa
Chapter 2: Economic Growth and Human Development
Chapter 3: Institutional Contexts of Resource Governance
Chapter 4: Demographic Dividend and Challenges
Chapter 5: Youth Employability
Chapter 6: Entrepreneurship Education and Human Capital
Chapter 7: Economy and Income Opportunity
Chapter 8: Conclusion

In this brilliant, thought-provoking and insightful book, Paschal Anosike is at the top of his subject, showing his mastery as a seasoned critic; tackling inequality in the Africa region through human capital and entrepreneurship development, thereby paving the way for inclusive economic growth and sustainable development anchored on African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals targets.

H.E. Pr Sarah Anyang Agbor
Commissioner for Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, African Union Commission

This book provides a timely update of the topic of sustainable development in an African context. The African continent remains characterised by inequality, poverty, unemployment and significant societal challenges. Despite several African nations experiencing significant economic growth, the significant challenges of climate change and the Covid-19 crisis offer significant immediate challenges that require transformational change. This book offers a fresh perspective of how these challenges can be met and provides an excellent overview of potential roadmap to a more prosperous African nation. I would highly recommend this book for policy makers, academics and the business community.

Paul Jones
Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Swansea University, UK

An impassioned assessment of the development travails and opportunities of the African continent. Paschal Anosike writes lucidly, with the persuasiveness of a scholar who has spent considerable time reflecting on these issues. This book is a must-have for every African or Africanist development scholar, policymaker, entrepreneur, and other stakeholders and investors in the African project.

Oka Obono
Professor of Population Studies and Chair Population Studies Unit, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

If you are going to read one book to understand contemporary Africa in terms of its socio-economic trajectory, I strongly recommend you this lucid and frank detour exploring pressing issues facing the African continent. The author writes with palpable connection to the African experience, covering the positives and negatives of development from the stagnating institutional forces to the entrepreneurial energy and optimism of African youth. The book charts issues as they unravel within the decimating impact of Covid-19, and picks up on the possibilities of leap-frogging through the adoption of emerging Industry 4.0 technology. A must-read if you want to come to grips with Africa today.

Pervaiz K. Ahmed
Professor of Management and Director, Institute of Global Strategy and Competitiveness, Sunway University, Malaysia

This book cannot come at a better time than this. In his book, Paschal Anosike meticulously dissects the complexities of the African continent and offers sustainable solutions for everyone concerned with building the ‘Africa We Want’. His views on building strong foundations for entrepreneurship and sustainable development through reform and investment in quality education and entrepreneurship training for young people are unparalleled. A must-read for everyone who takes an interest in building a prosperous future for Africa.

Matt Kuppers
Independent Policy Expert and Executive Board Member, European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

The central role of developing entrepreneurship and employability skills for the sustainable development of Africa cannot be overemphasized, especially during the post Covid-19 era.  This book is designed for academics, scholars, development partners and policy makers, and provides an incisive study on these contemporary issues facing the continent, with an ever increasing population.

Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka
Vice-Chancellor (2015-2020), University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Most of the students are from Africa, so I want to give them a flavour.

Mr abdul muqeem
Chester Business School, Chester University
May 5, 2023

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