Understanding Creative Enterprise Creation, Functionality and Sustainability From the Lenses of Ghanaian Creative Entrepreneurs

Mohammed-Aminu Sanda*, Rufai Haruna Kilu, Ana Alacovska

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

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This paper explored the dynamics of the Ghanaian creative industry to understand creative entrepreneurs’ lived experiences in the process of turning their creativities into business ventures and the challenges they encounter in bids to sustain ventures. Guided by the business canvas model and a qualitative approach, data was collected from 40 creative entrepreneurs. Using both descriptive and thematic analysis, coupled with sense-making, it was established that creative entrepreneurship, as business practice was constrained by several phenomena, including the lack of governmental and investor support, high cost of creative productions, a dearth of practical teaching of creative skills and research in educational institutions, unfavourable regulatory policies for creative works, and a lack of appreciation for the Ghanaian culture. It is concluded that the constraints associated with the business dynamics of creative entrepreneurship could be used as innovative spaces for the derivation of plausible practices to enhance creative enterprise performance, in terms of future creative policy development and creation of viable business opportunities.
TidsskriftCogent Business & Management
Udgave nummer1
Antal sider17
StatusUdgivet - 2024


  • Creative entrepreneurship
  • Creative enterprise
  • Creation
  • Creative enterprise functionality
  • Creative enterprise sustainability
  • Ghana