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Comparative Case Studies on Entrepreneurship in Developed and Developing Countries

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Lauded as a driver of economic growth, entrepreneurship and small business ventures have become increasingly attractive to countries looking to boost employment rates, productivity, and innovation. The manifestation of entrepreneurship varies from country to country, and what works for one may not work for the next. Comparative Case Studies on Entrepreneurship in Developed and Developing Countries presents the challenges and opportunities that entrepreneurs in different countries face at various developmental stages. Through in-depth studies, this premier reference work seeks to provide examples of successful applications of an elusive concept that has helped many countries move up the developmental ladder, a topic relevant to researchers and academicians working in social and behavioral sciences, economists, and business professionals.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Foreword
  7. Foreword
  8. Foreword
  9. Preface
    1. EXPLORING COGNITIVE AND ATTITUDINAL SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES OF ENTREPRENEURS STARTING FAMILY BUSINESSES IN THE UNITED STATES AND GHANA
    2. GAPS IN THE FAMILY BUSINESS RESEARCH LITERATURE
    3. JOINT SVSU AND PUC RESEARCH TEAMS
    4. EXTENDING THE RESEARCH FOCUS TO THE CONTEXT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN AFRICA
    5. LAYOUT OF BOOK
    6. REFERENCES
  10. Acknowledgment
  11. Section 1: Context of Entrepreneurship in United States and Africa
    1. Chapter 1: Factors Stimulating Entrepreneurship
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ENTREPRENEURSHIP: DEFINITION AND CONTEXT
      4. THE LITERATURE AND METRICS OF ENTREPRENEURIAL CLIMATE
      5. METHOD
      6. RESULTS
      7. IMPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Gender, Entrepreneurship, and Informal Markets in Africa
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      4. POLICY AND RESEARCH IMPLICATIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. ENDNOTES
      10. APPENDIX
    3. Chapter 3: Entrepreneurship Factor in Institutional Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CIVIL SERVICE REFORMS IN GHANA
      4. TERTIARY EDUCATIONAL SECTOR OF GHANA
      5. FORMATION OF GIMPA
      6. STATE OF AFFAIRS AT GIMPA AT THE START OF ITS TRANSFORMATION
      7. THE NEW DIRECTOR GENERAL.
      8. THE OUTCOME
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. APPENDIX
    4. Chapter 4: Portrait of the Hispanic Entrepreneur in the United States
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHODS AND VARIABLES
      5. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. APPENDIX
    5. Chapter 5: The Relationship between the Arab Spring Revolutions and Entrepreneurial Inhibitors, Enablers, and Activity in North Africa
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND TO THE ARAB SPRING REVOLUTIONS
      4. THE ARAB SPRING REVOLUTIONS
      5. LITERATURE REVIEW
      6. METHODOLOGY
      7. RESULTS
      8. ENTREPRENEURIAL INHIBITORS
      9. ENTREPRENEURIAL ENABLERS
      10. ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTIVITY DETERMINANTS
      11. DISCUSSION/IMPLICATIONS
      12. CONCLUSION
      13. REFERENCES
      14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 6: Chinese Investments in Africa
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CHINESE INVESTMENT IN AFRICA
      4. POSITIVE AND CHALLENGING IMPLICATIONS FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN AFRICA
      5. ISSUES TO BE IMPROVED
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 7: The Nexus between Governance Infrastructure and the Ease of Doing Business in Africa
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE LINK BETWEEN QUALITY OF INSTITUTIONS AND THE EASE OF DOING BUSINESS
      4. OTHER FACTORS INFLUENCING DOING BUSINESS IN AFRICA
      5. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND MODEL SPECIFICATION
      6. EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS AND RESULTS
      7. CONCLUSION AND POLICY SUGGESTIONS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Section 2: Case Studies of Entrepreneurship in America and Ghana
    1. Chapter 8: Learning from Those Who Do
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TERRY’S JOURNEY
      4. CRITICAL MENTAL ATTRIBUTES FOR SETTING UP A BUSINESS
      5. TEACHING ENTREPRENEURSHIP
      6. FIRM PERFORMANCE, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS DEFINITIONS
      10. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 9: Kama Group Limited
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. FAMILY BUSINESS
      5. COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES OF FAMILY BUSINESS
      6. BACKGROUND AND BUSINESS CONTEXT OF THE CASE
      7. CRITICAL MENTAL ATTRIBUTES FOR SETTING UP BUSINESS
      8. CURRENT BUSINESS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. LESSONS LEARNED FROM DR. ADDO
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      13. APPENDIX
    3. Chapter 10: Improving Lives through Mobility
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ENVIRONMENTS: INTERNAL CHALLENGES
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
      6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 11: Holy Trinity Medical Centre
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY
      5. THEORIES OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. APPENDIX
    5. Chapter 12: Alloy Construction Service Inc.
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
      4. A BRIEF HISTORY
      5. AN OVERVIEW OF THE BUSINESS
      6. INDUSTRY ENVIRONMENT
      7. START-UP MOTIVATION
      8. COMPANY CULTURE AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
      9. FAMILY RELATION
      10. MANAGING THE LEGACY
      11. LOOKING FORWARD
      12. REFERENCES
      13. ENDNOTES
      14. APPENDIX
    6. Chapter 13: Global Lighting Centre Ltd.
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. FACTORS INFLUENCING ENTREPRENUERAL SUCCESS
      5. FIRM AND ORGANIZATIONAL FACTORS
      6. ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
      7. ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN DEVELOPED AND EMERGING ECONOMIES
      8. FAMILY BUSINESS
      9. COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES OF FAMILY BUSINESS
      10. THEORITICAL PERSPECTIVES
      11. CASE BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT
      12. NATURE OF BUSINESS
      13. BUSINESS START-UP
      14. START UP MOTIVATION
      15. SPECIFIC INITIAL CHALLENGES
      16. CRITICAL MENTAL ATTRIBUTES FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS
      17. CURRENT BUSINESS
      18. CONCLUSION
      19. REFERENCES
      20. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      21. APPENDIX
    7. Chapter 14: Case Study
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REFERENCES
      4. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      5. APPENDIX
    8. Chapter 15: Anointed Electrical Engineering Services Limited
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
      6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      7. APPENDIX
  13. Section 3: Summary and Implications
    1. Chapter 16: Mentalpreneurial Differences and Similarities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE CONTEXT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN AFRICA
      4. EXPLORING DIFFERENCES AND SIMILARITIES IN MOTIVATION AND CHALLENGES THAT FOUNDERS OF FAMILY BUSINESSES IN UNITED STATES AND GHANA FACED
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      8. APPENDIX A
      9. APPENDIX B
  14. Related References
  15. Compilation of References
  16. About the Contributors