Department of Management, Society and Communication

  • Centre for Business and Development Studies (CBDS)
Associate professor
Co-director Centre for Business and Development Studies

Room: DH.Ø.2.31

My research interests are in the area of entrepreneurship and development studies with a particular focus on youth, women, and creative industries in Africa. My research on entrepreneurship has focused on the importance of the developing country context for entrepreneurship motivations, aspirations, organizational forms, and resource and skills acquisition. Major research projects concern: Advancing Creative Industries for Development in Ghana (ACIG); Youth, Entrepreneurship and Employment in African Economies (YEMP); and Successful African Firms and Institutional Change (SAFIC).

Primary research areas

Entrepreneurship in developing countries
Youth employment and entrepreneurship
Creative entrepreneurship
Micro and small enterprises
Women entrepreneurs
Africa (mainly Ghana and Uganda)

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Entrepreneurship for Development (BLC MSc Business and Development Studies)
Field Study: Entrepreneurship and Private Sector Development in Uganda (BLC MSc Business and Development Studies)
Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Uganda (EMBA)


Supervises at all levels

Selected publications

Thilde Langevang; Katherine V. Gough; Paul W.K. Yankson; George Owusu; Robert Osei / Bounded Entrepreneurial Vitality : The Mixed Embeddedness of Female Entrepreneurship.
In: Economic Geography, Vol. 91, No. 4, 2015, p. 449-473

Katherine V. Gough (Editor) ; Thilde Langevang (Editor) / Young Entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa
Abingdon : Routledge 2016, 272 p.

Langevang, T. (2008): ‘We are managing!’: uncertain paths to respectable adulthoods in Accra, Ghana, Geoforum 39 (6): 2039-2047

Thilde Langevang / Fashioning the Future : Entrepreneuring in Africa’s Emerging Fashion Industry.
In: The European Journal of Development Research, Vol. 29, No. 4, 2017, p. 893-910

Thilde Langevang; Rebecca Namatovu / Social Bricolage in the Aftermath of War
In: Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 6.4.2019

Publications sorted by:
Reginald Arthur; Olivia Anku-Tsede; Mohammed-Aminu Sanda; Eleonora Belfiore; Thilde Langevang / Conceptualizing the Influence of Digital Musicpreneurs on the Music Streaming Ecosystem in the Global South : An Actor-network Perspective.
In: Application of Emerging Technologies: Proceedings of the AHFE International Conference on Human Factors in Design, Engineering, and Computing. AHFE 2023 Hawaii Edition. . ed. /Tareq Ahram; Waldemar Karwowski. New York : AHFE Open Access 2023, p. 56–67 (AHFE International, Vol. 115)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Rashida Resario; Robin Steedman; Thilde Langevang / Exploring Everyday Resilience in the Creative Industries through Devised Theatre : A Case of Performing Arts Students and Recent Graduates in Ghana.
In: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Vol. 26, No. 3, 5.2023, p. 237-256
Journal article > peer review
Robin Steedman; Ana Alacovska; Thilde Langevang; Rashida Resario / Imaginaries of Platform Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries : Techno-optimism and Subversion in Ghanaian Filmmaking.
In: Information, Communication & Society, Vol. 26, No. 10, 9.2023, p. 1979-1995
Journal article > peer review
Thilde Langevang; Rashida Resario; Ana Alacovska; Robin Steedman; Dorothy Akpene Amenuke; Sela Kodjo Adjei; Rufai Haruna Kilu / Care in Creative Work : Exploring the Ethics and Aesthetics of Care through Arts-based Methods.
In: Cultural Trends, Vol. 31, No. 5, 12.2022, p. 448-469
Journal article > peer review
Maribel Blasco; Thilde Langevang; Søren Jeppesen / Learning Through Disruptions : Equipping Students to Cope With Challenging Contexts Through a Field-based Course in Africa.
In: Journal of Management Education, Vol. 46, No. 5, 10.2022, p. 853-887
Journal article > peer review
Thilde Langevang; Robin Steedman; Ana Alacovska; Rashida Resario; Rufai Haruna Kilu; Mohammed-Aminu Sanda / ‘The Show Must Go On!’ : Hustling through the Compounded Precarity of Covid-19 in the Creative Industries.
In: Geoforum, Vol. 136, 11.2022, p. 142-152
Journal article > peer review
Amanda Haarman; Thilde Langevang / Capitalizing on Translocal Affiliations : Configuring Capital in Returnee Entrepreneurship.
In: Global Networks: A Journal of Transnational Affairs, Vol. 21, No. 4, 10.2021, p. 703-722
Journal article > peer review
Anne Vestergaard; Thilde Langevang; Mette Morsing; Luisa Murphy / Partnerships for Development : Assessing the Impact Potential of Cross-sector Partnerships.
In: World Development, Vol. 143, 7.2021
Journal article > peer review
Ana Alacovska; Thilde Langevang; Robin Steedman / The Work of Hope : Spiritualizing, Hustling and Waiting in the Creative Industries in Ghana.
In: Environment and Planning A, Vol. 53, No. 4, 6.2021, p. 619-637
Journal article > peer review
Anne Vestergaard; Luisa Murphy; Mette Morsing; Thilde Langevang / Cross-sector Partnerships as Capitalism’s New Development Agents : Reconceiving Impact as Empowerment.
In: Business & Society, Vol. 59, No. 7, 9.2020, p. 1339-1376
Journal article > peer review
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