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. 

Digital Kenya

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. 

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.

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 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.

Book Chapters

Ndemo, B. (2020). “The role of mobile technologies and inclusive innovation policies in SME development in Sub Saharan Africa”. In A Research Agenda for Entrepreneurship Policy. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. doi:

Ndemo, B. and Aiko, D. (2020). ‘Mobile technology and development’. In: N. Cheeseman, K. Kanyinga and G. Lynch (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Kenyan Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Ndemo B. (2020) Slum Digitisation, Its Opponents and Allies in Developing Smart Cities: The Case of Kibera, Nairobi. In: Hawken S., Han H., Pettit C. (eds) Open Cities | Open Data. Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore,

Mkalama, B and Ndemo, B. (2020). Orchestrating Smart Cities, New Disruptive Business Models and Informal Enterprises. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.94075.

Ndemo, B., (2018) Toward the Transformative Power of Universal Connectivity. In Mark Graham Digital Economies at Global Margins. MIT Press.

Ndemo, B., (2018) Digital Forms of Exclusion: Ecological Systems Theory Perspective Big Data Analytics and Visualizations in the Measurement of U.N. Social Development Goals in Africa in Graham, Eduardo, and Sanna, Big Data and Development. Oxford University Press.

Ndemo, B., and Weiss, T., (2018) A Call for Lifelong Learning Models in the Digital Age in The Future of Work in the Global South, Galperin H., Alarcon A., International Development Research Center.

Ndemo, B. (2017) Growth of African SMEs and Jobs Will Depend on Technology Uptake.  Foresight Africa, the Africa Growth Initiatives Annual Flagship Report.  Washington. Brookings Institute.

Ndemo, B. (2016). The Paradigm Shift: Disruption, Creativity and Innovation in Kenya.  In B. Ndemo & T. Weiss (Eds.), Digital Kenya: An entrepreneurial revolution in the making (pp. 1 – 12). London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Ndemo, B. (2016). Inside a policymaker’s mind: An entrepreneurial approach to policy development and implementation. In B. Ndemo & T. Weiss (Eds.), Digital Kenya: An entrepreneurial revolution in the making (pp. 339–367). London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Ndemo, B. (2016). Enabling an Inclusive Innovation Ecosystem and SME Development in Kenya:  The Role of ICTs. In Agola N., and Hunter A., Inclusive Innovation for Sustainable Development.  Theory and Practice (pp 39-56). London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Ndemo, B. & Aiko D., (2016).  Nurturing Creativity and Innovation in African Enterprises: A Case Study of Kenya.  In Mario France, Entrepreneurship Practice-Oriented Perspectives (pp 21 – 37) Intech.

Ndemo B. & Mureithi, M. (2015) Information and Communications Technologies.  In Terence McNamee, Mark Pearson and Wieber Boer, Africans Investing in Africa: Understanding Business and Trade, Sector by Sector (pp 177-202). London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Ndemo, B., (2015) Effective Innovation Policies Development: A Case of Kenya.  The Global Innovation Index 2015: Effective Innovation Policies for Development.

Ndemo B. (2007) Entrepreneurship and Change. International Handbook of Research on Indigenous Entrepreneurship pp. 84-99. Edited by Leo-Paul and Robert B. Anderson. (2007).

Other Book Chapters & Reports

Ndemo, B. (2016) Leveraging on our past to build a better future pp 224-233.  Where is Kenya – 50 Voices Speak?  Edited by Susan Wakhungu Githuku (2013).

Ndemo, B. (2015) Using Policy to Develop A BPO Industry in Africa.  Africa Policy Review.  London.  Kempstone Media.

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