Department of Management, Society and Communication

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

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:
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
Amanda Haarman; Thilde Langevang / Capitalizing on Translocal Affiliations : Configuring Capital in Returnee Entrepreneurship.
In: Global Networks: A Journal of Transnational Affairs, 23.9.2020
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
Katherine V. Gough; Thilde Langevang; Paul W.K. Yankson; George Owusu / Shaping Geographies of Informal Education : A Global South Perspective.
In: Annals of the American Association of Geographers, Vol. 109, No. 6, 11.2019, p. 1885-1902
Journal article > peer review
Thilde Langevang; Rebecca Namatovu / Social Bricolage in the Aftermath of War
In: Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Vol. 31, No. 9/10, 12.2019, p. 785-805
Journal article > peer review
Anne Vestergaard; Luisa Murphy; Mette Morsing; Thilde Langevang / Business-NGO Partnerships : The New Development Agents?.
Paper presented at The Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, 2018
Paper > peer review
Michael W. Hansen; Thilde Langevang; Lettice Rutashobya; Goodluck Urassa / Coping with the African Business Environment : Enterprise Strategy in Response to Institutional Uncertainty in Tanzania.
In: Journal of African Business, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2018, p. 1-26
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.
Paper presented at The 29th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Business and Society. IABS 2018, 2018
Paper > peer review
Thilde Langevang; Michael W. Hansen; Lettice Kinunda Rutashobya / Navigating Institutional Complexities : The Response Strategies of Tanzanian Female Entrepreneurs.
In: International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, Vol. 10, No. 3, 2018, p. 224-242
Journal article > peer review
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