Digital transformation in West Africa: a two country, two-sector analysis

Authors: Madichie, N.O., Bolat, E. and Taura, N.

Journal: Journal of Enterprising Communities

Volume: 15

Issue: 2

Pages: 246-257

ISSN: 1750-6204

DOI: 10.1108/JEC-06-2020-0114

Abstract:

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore opportunities and challenges of accelerating digital entrepreneurship development in key economic growth sectors in West Africa. Design/methodology/approach: The study uses case illustrations from the media and agriculture sectors to highlight some of the opportunities and challenges that have shaped current business practices in this digital space in West Africa. Findings: Technological infrastructure featured as one of the main challenges for fostering success in the media-tech cases and perhaps linked to the low internet penetration rates. Likewise, infrastructure proved to be a challenge in the agri-tech sector cases. Originality/value: This study highlights the importance of partnerships within the entrepreneurship ecosystems as a critical condition for ensuring positive benefits for all stakeholders within the entrepreneurial ecosystem taken from the lens of West Africa.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/34669/

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Digital transformation in West Africa: a two country, two-sector analysis

Authors: Madichie, N.O., Bolat, E. and Taura, N.

Journal: JOURNAL OF ENTERPRISING COMMUNITIES-PEOPLE AND PLACES IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

Volume: 15

Issue: 2

Pages: 246-257

eISSN: 1750-6212

ISSN: 1750-6204

DOI: 10.1108/JEC-06-2020-0114

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/34669/

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Digital Transformation in West Africa: A two country, two-sector analysis

Authors: Madichie, N., Bolat, E. and Taura, N.

Journal: Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy

Publisher: Emerald

DOI: 10.1108/JEC-06-2020-0114

Abstract:

´╗┐This study explores opportunities and challenges of accelerating digital entrepreneurship development in key economic growth sectors in West Africa.

The study uses case illustrations from the media and agriculture sectors to highlight some of the opportunities and challenges that have shaped current business practices in this digital space in West Africa.

Technological infrastructure featured as one of the main challenges for fostering success in the media-tech cases and perhaps linked to the low internet penetration rates. Likewise, infrastructure proved to be a challenge in the agri-tech sector cases.

This study highlights the importance of partnerships within the entrepreneurship ecosystems as a critical condition for ensuring positive benefits for all stakeholders within the entrepreneurial ecosystem taken from the lens of West Africa.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/34669/

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