Entrepreneurship indicators, policies and their influence on the business environment in West Africa

Africa's Public Service Delivery and Performance Review

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Title Entrepreneurship indicators, policies and their influence on the business environment in West Africa
Creator Olowu, Akinseye U. Ijeoma, Edwin Vanroose, Annabel
Subject Entrepreneurship entrepreneurship; anglophone; francophone; performance; West Africa.
Description Background: This article examined the performance of entrepreneurship indicators and their influence on the business environments through economic rankings in selected Anglophone and Francophone countries in West Africa.Aim: An institutional framework for entrepreneurship indicators was adopted as a measure for entrepreneurship in the region focusing on its determinants, impacts and outcomes.Setting: The colonial policy of indirect rule in the Anglophone West Africa focused on economic development and national integration, while the colonial policy of assimilation in the francophone focused on trade and centralisation.Method: This study focused on a comparative evaluation and synthesis.Results: The study found that the Anglophone countries were more entrepreneurship enhancing than the Francophone divide, but the economies in the region were all factor driven.Conclusion: The study recommends private sector partnership in the drive to promote entrepreneurship so that the entrepreneurship drive in the countries aim towards innovative and efficient competitiveness.
Publisher AOSIS
Contributor Professor Edwin Ijeoma
Date 2020-11-26
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Qualitative
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/apsdpr.v8i1.345
Source Africa’s Public Service Delivery & Performance Review; Vol 8, No 1 (2020); 8 pages 2310-2152 2310-2195
Language eng
Relation https://apsdpr.org/index.php/apsdpr/article/view/345/627 https://apsdpr.org/index.php/apsdpr/article/view/345/626 https://apsdpr.org/index.php/apsdpr/article/view/345/628 https://apsdpr.org/index.php/apsdpr/article/view/345/625
Coverage West Africa 2000 - 2017 Entrepreneurship indicators
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Akinseye U. Olowu, Edwin Ijeoma, Annabel Vanroose https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0