1st Edition

Stakeholder Management and Entrepreneurship in Africa

    290 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Building on past research in the broad field of stakeholder management and entrepreneurship, this book pushes a new agenda for more effective stakeholder engagement and management in entrepreneurial firms in Africa.

    Adomako, Gyensare, and Ahsan provide a novel lens for entrepreneurs to manage stakeholders in Africa and a sense of current best practices. Issues discussed include how external stakeholders such as government, nongovernmental organizations, media, civil society organizations, and local institutions influence the core business operations of entrepreneurial firms. The book confronts the central challenge of entrepreneurship by providing a comprehensive understanding of how entrepreneurs could identify, select, enroll, and coordinate stakeholders. In addition, it assesses issues such as stakeholder influence on corporate social responsibility strategy, sustainability, and environmental management of entrepreneurial firms.

    An essential read for postgraduate students, researchers, and public and private analysts.

    Table of Contents


    Stakeholder Management and Entrepreneurship in Africa: An Introduction


    Samuel Adomako, Michael A. Gyensare and Mujtaba Ahsan


    Part I: Stakeholder Management, Innovation and Growth


    1.     Stakeholder integration and corporate entrepreneurship

    Antoinette Yaa Benewaa Gabrah, George Kofi Amoako and Emem Anwana


    2.     How stakeholder management influences firm innovation

    Samuel Amponsah Odei and James Okrah


    3.     Stakeholder integration, exploration, and exploitation in new ventures

    Samuel Adomako


    4.     Stakeholder legitimacy perceptions and firm innovation: a developing country perspective

    Emelia Amoako-Asiedu, Priscilla Ntriwaa Otuo, Theresa Obuobisa-Darko and Ale Antwi Agyei


    5.     Stakeholders and new venture growth in Africa

    Nadia Zahoor and Arinze Christian Nwoba


    6.     Stakeholder management and entrepreneurial resourcing of small African firms: financial bootstrapping as a cost escalation strategy

    Patient Rambe, Nosiphiwe Mgudlwa and Nomfundo Gladys Khoza


    Part II: Gender, Stakeholder Management and Sustainability


    7.     The role of institutional stakeholders in the success of new businesses in Africa

    Arinze Christian Nwoba, Samuel Yaw Kusi, Adedapo Adebajo and Mark Kofi Prempeh


    8.     Challenges of female entrepreneurship in Africa: Towards a typology of stakeholder salience

    Mavis Serwah Benneh Mensah, Joseph Kwadwo Danquah and Betty J. Aidoo-Anderson


    9.     Gender, culture and stakeholder management strategies in Africa

    Joseph Kwadwo Danquah, Betty J Aidoo-Anderson, Boakye Boampong, Gilbert Zana Naab, William Yamoah and Michael Mensah


    10.       Stakeholder management and entrepreneurship: a catalyst for climate action in Africa

    Robert Kwame Dzogbenuku


    11.  Two decades of research on stakeholder management and entrepreneurship in Africa: a Review and future Research Agenda

    Samuel Narh Dorhetso


    12.  Stakeholder management challenges and the complexities of promoting sustainable entrepreneurship in Africa

    Rabake Nana, Kweku Adams and Rexford Attah-Boakye


    Part III: Stakeholder Management, Strategies and Entrepreneurship in Africa


    13.  Stakeholder management best practices in entrepreneurship

    George Oppong Appiagyei Ampong, Richard Plange-Rhule, Afia Nyarko Boakye and Kwame Owusu-Ansah Owusu Afram


    14.  Toward a 7-S framework for effective stakeholder engagement and management in early-stage ventures: a bibliometric analysis

    Samuel Narh Dorhetso


    15.  Stakeholder management in family business

    Emmanuel Kwaw Buah, Shirley Maud Acheampong and Edmund Osei Afriyie


    16.  Business failure and stakeholder management relationships in new ventures

    Phabion Tichawona Chaza


    17.  Entrepreneurial strategies for effective stakeholder management in Africa

    Ernest Kumi, Solomon Tawiah Yeboah and George Kofi Amoako


    18.  Stakeholder Management in the Wake of Business Failure

    Dacosta Omari and Cai Jin



    Samuel Adomako, PhD, is associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at the University of Birmingham. His research focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation and has appeared in leading journals including Journal of Product Innovation Management, British Journal of Management and many others.

    Michael Asiedu Gyensare, PhD, is a lecturer in management at the University of Kent, United Kingdom. His research straddles the divide between strategic human resource management, organisational behavior and entrepreneurship and has been published in leading journals such as the Journal of Product Innovation Management and Journal of Business Research. He is currently an editorial board member for Industrial and Commercial Training.

    Mujtaba Ahsan, PhD, is professor of management at San Diego State University. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of entrepreneurship, international business, and innovation. Ahsan’s work has been published in a number of journals such as Academy of Management Review and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice among others.