An Entrepreneurial Revolution in the Making


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A Unique Publication

Digital Kenya is the first on management in Kenya as well as the first book on management in Africa, focusing on one country. “Kenyans write for Kenyans"; all contextual information is provided by those living, working, breathing the Kenyan ICT sector.

Rigorous Research

Presenting rigorous and original research, this volume offers key insights into the historical, cultural, social, economic and political forces at play in the creation of world-class ICT innovations in Kenya.

Bringing Kenya’s ICT sector to life

Intended for practitioners, educators and scholars, Digital Kenya offers revealing chapters written by experts in the field and insightful interviews with key shapers of the tech community.

Nairobi as a Key Hub

Kenya is a key hub of this entrepreneurial activity. Its capital, Nairobi, is one of the most important cities on the African continent and is a fertile environment from which to draw valuable insights on one country’s specific business ecosystem, and to begin to understand business in Africa.

Kenya's Business Sector

Kenya is seen as one of the most important gateways to other African markets. Comprehending the dynamics and peculiarities of Kenya’s ICT landscape is the first step towards understanding other key sectors in Kenya and beyond.
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Editor Biographies

Digital Kenya: An Entrepreneurial Revolution in the Making
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Bitange Ndemo​ is Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, and the former Permanent Secretary of Kenya’s Ministry of Information and Communication. In his previous role he transformed the country’s ICT sector through initiating international and countrywide fiber optic connectivity, conceptualizing Kenya’s first technology cluster, and facilitating M­-Pesa.

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Tim Weiss​ is a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Work, Technology and Organization housed in the Management Science & Engineering Department at Stanford University. His research focuses on the impact of today’s global phenomena on the lives and organizations of Africans and on Africa’s unique responses to grand global challenges.

Reviews from all around the world


Bob Collymore​Digital Kenya is a candid look at the backstory of Kenya’s celebrated entrepreneurial revolution. It combines insightful analysis with honest conversations in the unique voices of the nation’s tech leaders. A sober look at Kenya’s dream of becoming the ‘Silicon Savannah’ — and an essential guide to the new African narrative.
Bob Collymore​
CEO, Safaricom
Joseph MucheruInsightful, thorough, and revealing. Digital Kenya thrusts the nation’s tech entrepreneurs, policymakers, financiers, and thought leaders into the limelight. How is Kenya transforming itself into an unprecedented world tech leader? What historical, cultural, and other barriers is it facing? Will it succeed? Digital Kenya tells all from a truly African perspective.
Joseph Mucheru
Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Information and Communications
Calestous JumaThis book is a pioneering guidebook on digital entrepreneurship in Kenya. It is a rich source of lessons for other African countries and beyond. Digital Kenya is as relevant to policy makers as it is to practitioners and students.
Calestous Juma
Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, USA
Stella M NkomoDigital Kenya is a vibrant and striking contribution not just to technology entrepreneurship in Kenya but to the world. It will inspire more ICT revolutions across the globe!
Stella M Nkomo
University of Pretoria (SA) & President Africa Academy of Management
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