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The art of managing worldviews in Kenya’s international technology sector

Abstract

What do you need to do to become successful in Kenya’s tech scene? This chapter investigates whether there is something like a Kenyan recipe — a holy grail — for success. We find two different worldviews, a Kenyan and an international, that champion opposing prescriptions for how to do it “right.” This dynamic, in turn, gives rise to tensions and is the reason behind the many contested issues surfacing in Kenya’s international tech sector. However, tension and contestation, if tackled with the right mindset, can also become an opportunity. Thus, this chapter introduces the art of managing worldviews in order to equip the reader new tools to work through prevailing issues and infuse technology entrepreneurship with a unique Kenyan character.

Type

Book Chapter

Author(s)

Tim Weiss, Klaus Weber

Date Published

2016

Citations

Weiss, Tim, and Klaus Weber. 2016. The art of managing worldviews in Kenya’s international technology sector.: 369-401.

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