Entrepreneurship Development in Africa: Report from a Workshop 6-8 September 2010

Henrik Schaumburg-Müller, Søren Jeppesen, Thilde Langevang

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    Abstract

    This working paper is a report from the workshop on Entrepreneurship Development arranged by the Centre for Business and Development Studies at CBS and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in September 2010. The objective of the workshop was to use the participants’ joint knowledge and experiences to discuss and provide conclusions on what role entrepreneurship development has played and can play to stimulate growth and employment in Africa. Entrepreneurship development is understood as the promotion and development of activities and processes that foster and support productive entrepreneurship in the society. The workshop should provide inputs to how entrepreneurship in Africa can be supported and be used in the development and implementation of the “Growth and Employment” priority of the new Danish strategy for development cooperation. The workshop had twenty participants with long standing insight to the challenges of entrepreneurship development and employment growth in Africa from international organizations, development cooperation partners, universities and private enterprises and organizations. The report contains the key issues discussed at the workshop and ends with conclusions and recommendations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
    PublisherCentre for Business and Development Studies
    Number of pages21
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    SeriesCBDS Working Paper
    Number12/2010

    Keywords

    • Entrepreneurship
    • Enterprise development
    • Private sector development
    • Africa

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    Schaumburg-Müller, H., Jeppesen, S., & Langevang, T. (2010). Entrepreneurship Development in Africa: Report from a Workshop 6-8 September 2010. Centre for Business and Development Studies. CBDS Working Paper, No. 12/2010