n African Journal of Business and Economic Research - Private enterprise-driven growth and poverty alleviation in Africa

Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1750-4554
  • E-ISSN: 1750-4562


The present paper challenges the logic underlying contemporary economic growth policies and strategies in Sub-Sahara African countries and argues in favour of enterprise-driven economic growth and poverty alleviation. It presents an integrated model of economic growth based on social network theory, cultural theory and entrepreneurship theory, with an emphasis on "soft asset" leveraging mechanisms. The paper further discusses the relevance of this model for understanding enterprise development in Africa and outlines its policy and research implications.

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