Literature on entrepreneurship in Africa has a tendency to focus on entrepreneurship out of necessity, that is, on entrepreneurial activities conducted as a last resort when no other opportunities for employment are in reach. Innovation-driven business models and entrepreneurs are rarely the focus in this literature. This chapter illustrates that highly successful, innovation-based entrepreneurs also exist in Africa. It presents the case of Mohamed Ibrahim , the entrepreneur behind the consulting firm Mobile Systems International (MSI) and the telecommunications company Celtel . The case study outlines the successful development path of an outstanding entrepreneur who won against all odds in a hostile environment.
|Title of host publication||Entrepreneurship and SME Management Across Africa|
|Place of Publication||UK|
|Publication status||Published - 13 Jul 2016|
|Name||Frontiers in African Business research|