"As a continent, Africa occupies nearly a quarter of the world's land area and is home for one-seventh of its population. But a large proportion of the people, especially those living in Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA), are mired in abject poverty. Recent years, however, have witnessed some positive developments. Six of the world's ten fastest-growing economies in 2010 were from there. But their growth has failed to translate into job creation and inclusive development. This experience has encouraged a renewed search for a sustainable economic development model for the sub-continent. Private Enterprise-Led Development in Sub-Saharan Africa provides a novel theoretical and conceptual model to guide research into Africa's economic development. It endorses the view that private enterprise-led growth will help reduce poverty since it strengthens individuals' capacity to care for themselves and their families. It also argues for an emphasis on soft economics (i.e. the human side of economic activities) and introduces human capability development as a new theoretical framework for understanding and studying economic growth and development. "-- Provided by publisher.
Machine generated contents note: PART I: THE CONTEXT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN SUB-SAHARA AFRICA 1: Introduction 2: Political and Social Context of Economic Development in Sub-Sahara Africa 3: Explaining Africa's Recent Economic Growth Experiences 4: Contemporary Perspectives on Economic Growth and Development 5: The Human Factor in Economic Development PART II: CULTURE, CIVIL SOCIETY AND ECONOMIC GROWTH 6: Culture and its Relevance to Economic Development Discourses 7: Subcultures, Networks and Trust 8: Theories of Organizational Cultures 9: African Culture and Economic Development PART III: LEADERSHIP, GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT 10: Leadership and the Management of Human Capability Development Processes 11: Cultural Influences on Leadership and Human Resource Management in Africa PART IV: ENTREPRENEURIAL ORIENTATION, INNOVATION AND ECONOMIC GROWTH 12: Theories and Perspectives on Entrepreneurship 13: Learning, Innovation and Entrepreneurship 14: Entrepreneurial Activities in Africa: Opportunities and Challenges PART V: GLOBAL ORIENTATION AND INTEGRATION 15: Internationalization Theories and Africa's Economic Growth Prospects 16: Regionalization and Economic Integration 17: Conclusions, Reflections and the Way Forward.