Course Learning Resources

Recommended Texts and Supporting References

While learning material is provided through the Olafika Toolkit, students are responsible for sourcing and ordering their own textbooks.



  1. TEXTS:
  1. Kadhikwa Twapewa. 2018: Successful Entrepreneurship: 20 Nuggets of Truth:
  2. Olafika SME Business Toolkit 2nd Edition
  • Who Owns the Ice House
  1. Swanson, Lee A. Business Plan Development Guide. 8thEdition. OER uide


  1. Swanson, Lee A. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Tool Kit. 3rd Edition

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  • Frederick, H., O’Connor, A., & Kuratko, D. (2016). Entrepreneurship theory process practice (4th ed.).


Recommended reading:


  • Massey, C. (Ed.) (2011). Managing the small firm in New Zealand. Pearson.
  • Timmons, J. A., Gillin, L. M., Burshtein, S. L., & Spinelli, S. (2011). New venture creation. Entrepreneurship for the 21st century – A Pacific Rim perspective. There are many earlier editions of this text that can be used. McGraw-Hill.
  • Osterwalder, A. & Pigneur, Y. (2010). Business model generation. Wiley.
  • Blank, S. & Dorf, B. (2012). The startup owner’s manual: The step-by-step guide for building a great company. K&S Ranch.
  • Ries, E. (2011). The lean startup: How today’s entrepreneurs use continuous innovation to create radically successful businesses. Crown Business.
  • Audretsch, D. B., Falck, O., Heblich, S., & Lederer (Eds.) (2011). Handbook of research on innovation and entrepreneurship. Edward Elgar.