CFP: Panel on African entrepreneurs at CHAM Lisbon, 17-20 July 2019 | H-Announce


CFP for a panel on African entrepreneurs at CHAM Lisbon, 17-20 July 2019

 

P21: African entrepreneurs: fashioning the future and negotiating the past (two panels with presentation of research papers)

 

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Short abstract

Entrepreneurship is often viewed as a solution to poverty in Africa. These panels focus on small entrepreneurs’ aspirations, organizational and business practices, and personal moralities of success. How do African entrepreneurs negotiate the past when imagining the future?

 

Long abstract

Across Africa, government and civil society has embraced the idea of entrepreneurship as an avenue for upward mobility, and a potential solution to unemployment and poverty. Sometimes entrepreneurs are believed to spearhead the development of a new middle class, solidifying democracy and…

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