The Evolution of Black African Entrepreneurship in the UK

The Evolution of Black African Entrepreneurship in the UK

Sanya Ojo (University of East London, UK)
Release Date: December, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 236
ISBN13: 9781522576310|ISBN10: 1522576312|EISBN13: 9781522576327|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7631-0


Migrating to a different country can be difficult, especially when attempting to start a business. Africans who migrate to the UK manage to negotiate and forge relationships among themselves and with the members of their host society. In doing so, they not only demonstrate tactics to form self-employment relationships, but they also unveil socio-cultural patterns and identity formation.

The Evolution of Black African Entrepreneurship in the UK explains why people leave Africa, what they encounter, their interactions with the host community, their strategies of inclusion, and perceived exclusions from the mainstream of British society. This publication also provides information on the social changes and policies that African countries are adopting to negotiate the immigration and emigration processes of the diaspora communities. Illustrating multiple aspects of Black African entrepreneurship that serve as a vehicle not only for self-employment relationships but also for the unveiling of socio-cultural patterns and identity formation, this publication covers gender biases, forced vs. voluntary migration, and diaspora entrepreneurship. It is designed for policymakers, managers, entrepreneurs, consultants, practitioners, professionals, scholars, students, and researchers.

Topics Covered

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

  • Diaspora Entrepreneurship
  • Ethnic Entrepreneurship
  • Forced vs. Voluntary Migration
  • Gender Biases
  • Inclusion Strategies
  • Migration to Europe
  • Post-Migration
  • Second-Generation Entrepreneurship
  • SSA Socio-Culture
  • Transnational Entrepreneurship

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Sanya Ojo holds a PhD in Entrepreneurship. He is an accomplished entrepreneur with thirty-five years’ experience. This informs his research interests in diaspora/ethnic entrepreneurship, international business strategy and management. He has the privilege of mobility in career choices, exploring options critically, establishing educational preferences, and placing bets on multiple knowledge paths, as a consequence of his capacity to benefit from high-end knowledge and research. Currently, he operates a goal-oriented consultancy in business and entrepreneurship both in practice and the academic field. He is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a visiting Research Fellow at the University of East London, UK. As an award-winner, he has published in reputable academic journals and resources.