Entrepreneurship in Africa


Entrepreneurship research and education has developed to become a global subject. The CfE@VU also works globally through participating in multiple projects in Southeast Africa. The collaboration between African PHD students and Dutch university lecturers has led to interesting findings, which can be found on this page.


Albogast Kilangi
Dissertation: The Determinants of ICT Adoption and Usage among SMEs: The Case of the Tourism Sector in Tanzania
Emiel Eijdenberg
Dissertation: Small business growth in East African Least Developed Countries: Unravelling the role of the small business owners

Ernest Mwasalwiba
Dissertation: University Entrepreneurship
Education in Tanzania:Teaching Context, Students Profiles, Expectations and Outcomes
Nsubili Isaga 
Dissertation: Entrepreneurship and the growth of SMEs in the furniture industry in Tanzania
Shiferaw Muleta
Dissertation: Entrepreneurial behaviour and firm performance of Ethiopian tour operators

Progress Choongo
Dissertation: Determinants of sustainable entrepreneurship practices in small and medium firms in Zambia
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Mwansa Chabala
Dissertation: Determinants of growth of small and medium enterprises in Zambia
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Kimeu Muindi
Dissertation: Entrepreneurial development and poverty alleviation: Sustainable livelihood strategies adopted by women entrepreneurs in Western and South Eastern Kenya
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Gorah Abdallah
Dissertation: Factors motivating entrepreneurs from informal small business to shift to formal small business: A case study of Tanzania
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Rael Adhiambo Onyango
Dissertation: Effects of Value Chain Financing on the Performance of Small Enterprises in the Great Lakes Region, Kenya

Afrika 2

CfE@VU is involved in entrepreneurship research and education in Southeast African countries (mainly Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia). The main activities are supervision of PhDs and training of university lecturers. Students from the joint MSc Entrepreneurship also participate in these projects, with fieldwork for their MSc thesis.