African Entrepreneurship

Peter Lewin, guest blogging at Organizations and Markets, notes the rise of tourism entrepreneurship (touripreneurship?) among the Masai people of Tanzania. Entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa is a fascinating subject (follow the Timbuktu Chronicles blog to keep up). There’s even some academic research on Masai entrepreneurship. Karol Boudreaux and Paul Dragos Aligica’s 2007 book Paths to Property: Approaches to Institutional Change in International Development has some useful information, as does Boudreaux and Jutta Tobias’s 2009 paper “The Role of Entrepreneurship in Conflict Reduction in the Post-Genocide Rwandan Coffee Industry.” Obviously this is an important area for future entrepreneurship research.

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