Comparative Case Studies on Entrepreneurship in Developed and Developing Countries

Comparative Case Studies on Entrepreneurship in Developed and Developing Countries

Joseph Ofori-Dankwa (Saginaw Valley State University, USA) and Kwame Boasiako Omane-Antwi (Pentecost University College, Ghana)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: January, 2015|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 347
ISBN13: 9781466675339|ISBN10: 1466675330|EISBN13: 9781466675346|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7533-9


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.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Gender Roles
  • Government and Firm Investments
  • Impact of Information Technology
  • Informal Markets
  • Institutional Intrapreneurship and Leadership
  • Intercultural Entrepreneurship
  • The “Arab Spring” Effect

Reviews and Testimonials

Editors Ofori-Dankwa and Omane-Antwi present students, academics, researchers, and professionals working in a wide variety of contexts with a reference work devoted to examining the variety of challenges and opportunities faced by entrepreneurs in a variety of countries at various stages of business development. The editors have organized the sixteen contributions that make up the main body of their text in three parts devoted to the context of entrepreneurship in the United States and Africa, case studies of entrepreneurship in America and Ghana, and the editors’ summary and conclusions.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Joseph Ofori-Dankwa joined the SVSU faculty in 1987 and has received many of SVSU’s leading honors. He was given the House Family Award for Teacher Impact in 2000, the Rush Distinguished Lectureship in 2004, the Warrick Award for Excellence in Research in 2005, the Braun Fellowship in 2009 and the Roosevelt Ruffin Award for Diversity in 2011. A recognized scholar on modernization and democracy in Africa and diversity management, Ofori-Dankwa has authored or co-authored 5 book chapters and over 30 articles including publications in such leading management journals as Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal and Organization Science. As a visiting professor, he has taught undergraduate and graduate classes internationally in Ghana and Nigeria, as well as within the United States at Michigan State University. Ofori-Dankwa completed degrees in Ghana and Wales before receiving his Ph.D. in labor and industrial relations from Michigan State University.
Kwame Boasiako Omane-Antwi is a Professor of accounting and the Vice Rector and Dean of Pentecost University College School. He is the 2014-16 President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana. Since 1979 he has followed a career path rich in diversity, with experience in education, industry, commerce and public practice in Ghana, Liberia, UK and the USA. He was trained by PKF, Chartered Accountants International. In June 2014 he was awarded Lifetime Fellowship of the Association of Business Executives of the UK. Dr. Omane-Antwi has eight textbooks, forty eight refereed articles, one hundred and seven conference and consultancy papers to his credit. He holds a Ph.D. in accounting and the Fellowship of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK and Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce, UK. Kwame is an alumnus of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, UK.