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Developing Africa{u2019}s Financial Services : The Importance of High-Impact Entrepreneurship

Developing Africa{u2019}s Financial Services : The Importance of High-Impact Entrepreneurship
Developing Africa{u2019}s Financial Services
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The Importance of High-Impact Entrepreneurship
Financial services are an essential element in powering entrepreneurial activity beyond resource extraction in Africa. This book examines the macro-trends and highlights inspiring success stories of entrepreneurial financial sector ventures that are making a lasting contribution to the economic development of various sub-Saharan African countries
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  • Front Cover -- Developing Africa's Financial Services: The Importance of High-Impact Entrepreneurship -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Contributors -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Part I: Framework Chapters -- Chapter 1 The Rise of Financial Services in Africa: An Historical Perspective -- Introduction -- African Savings and Credit: Socio-Cultural Foundations of Money -- First Wave of Globalization: Africa and Imperialism -- Banking for the Growing Industrial Economies -- Banking for a Modern Industrial Economy -- Banking in Independent Africa -- Banking in Opening African Markets -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 2 High-Impact Entrepreneurship and Its Importance in Sub-Saharan Africa -- High-Impact Entrepreneurship and Its Importance -- Supporting High-Impact Entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa -- The Financial Sector and High-Impact Entrepreneurship -- Policy Aspects of High-Impact Entrepreneurship and the Financial Sector -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 3 Transforming Africa through Risk Management: Insurance Matters -- Insurance and Economic Development -- In Theory -- In practice -- Establishing a Strong Insurance Market -- Insurance and Small Businesses -- The Protective Advantage -- The Productive Advantage -- How Insurers Can Serve Small Enterprises -- Product Design -- Distribution -- Insurance Culture and Demand -- Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 4 The Financial Ecosystem for High-Impact Entrepreneurship in French-Speaking Sub-Saharan Africa -- Entrepreneurial Ecosystems -- Common Currency Zone and Trade Difficulties -- Shortcomings of Banking Sector in the CFA Zone -- Conclusion -- References -- Part II: Case Studies of High-Impact Entrepreneurship in Banking -- Chapter 5 Atlantico: A New Benchmark for Angolan Banking -- Introduction -- Financial Services in Africa -- Angola's Financial Services Industry
  • Brief Characterization and Presentation of Statistical Data -- The Development of the Financial Services Sector in Angola -- Related National Policies -- High-Impact Entrepreneurship: Banco Atlantico, the Theory in Action -- Entrepreneurship in Angola -- Methodology -- Characterization of the Institution -- Atlantico's Start-up Story -- Evolution, Growth, Agencies and Wealth Generated (Statistical Data Describing Growth) -- Employee Growth and the Development of the Team -- Main Challenges -- Management & Strategy -- Market Positioning -- Marketing Approach -- Brand & Organizational Culture (Vision, Mission, and Values) -- Internationalization -- Technology -- Competitive Advantage -- Training, Knowledge, and Skills -- Career Mobility -- Market Leadership -- Leadership and Role Players (Inspiring the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs) -- Corporate Social Responsibility as One of the Founding Principles -- Impact in the Market -- Contribution to Angolan Development -- Conclusions -- Leadership as Key, Team Development Is Fundamental -- References -- Appendix 1: List of Individuals Interviewed -- Chapter 6 Equity Bank: A High-Impact Entrepreneurial Turnaround Story -- Kenya and Its Regional Economic Integration in East Africa -- Methodology -- Equity Bank - From Insolvency to Market Leader -- Equitel - A Vehicle to Promote Financial Inclusion -- Equity - The Strong Partner for Entrepreneurs -- Building the Human Resources and Organizational Culture for Equity's Success -- Strategic Acquisitions -- Strategic Development -- Strategic Utilization -- Strategic Maintenance -- Conclusion -- References -- Appendix: Interview Partners and Questions -- Chapter 7 Fidelity: Ghana's Banking Success Story -- Literature Review -- Definition of High-Impact Entrepreneurship -- Theoretical Framework -- Gibrat's Law -- Knowledge Spillover Theory of Entrepreneurship
  • Empirical Evidence -- Characteristics of the Entrepreneur -- Founding Teams -- Role of Gender -- Market Orientation and Internationalization -- Access to Resources -- Human Capital and Intellectual Property -- Social Capital -- Financial Capital -- Financial Services in Sub-Saharan Africa -- Ghana's Banking Sector -- Fidelity Bank -- Global Entrepreneurship Monitor -- Methodology -- Results and Discussion -- Fidelity's Start-up Story -- Bank's Performance -- What Types of Innovations Are High-Impact Entrepreneurs Developing in Fidelity Bank? -- How Was Fidelity Bank Financed at the Early Stages of Development? -- How Does the Availability of Qualified Human Capital Contribute to High-Impact Entrepreneurship? -- What Role Do Globalization and International Networks Play in the Development of Fidelity Bank? -- What Role Do Personal And Professional Networks Play in Supporting High-Impact Entrepreneurial Activity? -- How Do Government Actions and Culture Influence High-Impact Entrepreneurship? -- Corporate Social Responsibility -- Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 8 Unico: A Unique Entrepreneurial Venture in Mozambique -- Mozambique - A Country in Transition -- A Country of Challenges and Opportunities -- Financial Inclusion and Use of Financial Services in Mozambique -- Methodology -- Banco Único -- An Innovative Entrepreneur with the Right Team -- High-Impact Entrepreneurship -- Focus on the Customer -- Focus on People beyond Technology -- Technology and the Banks - The Mozambique Case -- Technology at Banco Único -- People Are the Real Competitive Advantage -- The People of Banco Único -- Strategic Positioning -- Market Positioning -- Marketing Approach -- The Entrepreneurial Exit -- Contributions to Mozambican Financial Inclusion -- Conclusion -- References -- Further Reading -- Part III: Trends and Developments
  • Chapter 9 Jaiz: The Birth of Non-Interest Banking in Nigeria -- Islamic Banking versus Non-Interest Banking -- Islamic Banking versus Conventional Banking -- History of Non-Interest Banking -- Islamic Banking in Nigeria -- Banking Regulations in Nigeria -- Historical Background of Jaiz Bank -- The Promoters and Management -- Growth -- Strategy -- Ownership -- Technology -- Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) -- Products -- Revenue by Products -- Investment (Financing) Risk Products -- Product Risk Mitigation Techniques -- Impact -- Financial Inclusion -- Employment -- Trade, Business, and Investment -- Social Impact -- Conclusion -- References -- Appendix A: Board of Directors and Shareholding Interest -- Appendix B: Advisory Committee of Experts -- Appendix C: Shareholders Having 5 Percent or More Units -- Appendix D: Shareholding History -- Appendix E: Equity Range Analysis -- Appendix F: The General Shariah Concepts and Instruments in Islamic Banking -- Appendix G -- Chapter 10 Impact Investing: Building a Better Africa -- Impact Investing Defined -- Impact Investing and Its Key Stakeholders -- Investing in Impact Investment -- Measuring the Impact -- Evaluating Financial Performance -- Impact Investing and Public Policy -- Impact Investing and Africa -- Challenges and Opportunities -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 11 From Harambee to Modern Crowdfunding: The Opportunities and Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa -- Introduction -- The Opportunities of Crowdfunding in Africa -- How Crowdfunding Can Transform Africa -- Microfinance - Its Contributions and How Crowdfunding Can Complement It -- Crowdfunding and African Culture -- The Challenges -- Network Externalities -- Regulatory Issues -- Trends -- Mobile Payments and How They Make Crowdfunding More Natural -- Industry Self-Organization -- Conclusion -- References -- About the Authors
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