Supporting sustainable, equitable growth in sub-Saharan Africa: a conceptual model for enabling social enterprise governance.

Steven Pattinson, Roseline Wanjiru

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Abstract

This chapter explores how a new conceptual social enterprise business model might contribute to our understanding of the dynamics involved in creating sustainable and inclusive societies in developing economies, or base-of-pyramid in sub-Sahara Africa. First, we provide a narrative systematic review of the current landscape regarding social enterprise in sub-Saharan Africa. From our critical review we identify a divergent set of findings from which four main themes emerged that constrained the development of social enterprise in sub-Saharan Africa: (a) environmental factors; (b) the role of institutions; (c) the informal economy; and, most significantly, (c) access to finance. Second, from these findings we propose a new social enterprise business model that provides an effective conduit between stakeholders in emerging economies as well as local and international decision makers, including businesses.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Handbook on Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies
Subtitle of host publicationA Contextualized Approach
EditorsParesha Sinha, Jenny Gibb, Michelle Akoorie, Jonathan Scott
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar
Chapter16
Pages302-324
ISBN (Electronic)9781788973717
ISBN (Print)9781788973700
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2020

Publication series

NameResearch Handbooks in Business and Management series
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing

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