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Title:Ingredients for global dominance in African entrepreneurship
Authors:Ogundele, O.J.K.
Hassan, A.R.
Periodical:Journal of Oriental and African Studies
Geographic term:Africa
commercial education
Abstract:Patterns of global economic leadership in the past (Western Europe, United States of America, Japan, India and the Asian Tigers) have resulted from combinations of socioeconomic factors and entrepreneurial actions. African entrepreneurs must be developed to be the successors to India and the Asian Tigers in global economic leadership in the late 21st century and effectively in the 22nd century. To this end the authors argue for a restructuring of the educational system in Africa in order to educate and develop entrepreneurs for economic development in the 21st century. They present a number of models to be used as vehicles in providing African entrepreneurs with what it takes to lead the global economy. The first model places the African entrepreneur in a globalized system comprising a range of elements, each with its own challenges, which the entrepreneur must be equipped to meet. The second model depicts the processes for the education, training and development of individuals in society. This model, complemented by an interactive model of self-reliant socioeconomic development, is to be used in an entrepreneurship development programme. The authors then propose an entrepreneurial educational, training and development agenda for Africa which includes entrepreneurial education at various educational levels, entrepreneurial development for the masses, and the specific skills which need to be developed in entrepreneurs if they are to be agents of national development. Bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]