From abject poverty to aspiring middle class : micro entrepreneurship in urban Mozambique

Dalglish, Carol L. (2008) From abject poverty to aspiring middle class : micro entrepreneurship in urban Mozambique. Journal of Asia Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, 4(3), pp. 77-100.

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Abstract

Shaw (2004) makes a distinction between survival micro-enterprises and entrepreneurial micro-enterprises. In developing countries where the poor are poorly educated, finance and technology are largely unaffordable, most micro-enterprises are entered into for survival purposes. Does this preclude them from growth and entrepreneurial activity? Kiggundu (2002) identifies that despite significant problems, there are promising cases of an emerging entrepreneurial class in Africa.

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ID Code: 18496
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see Official URL).
Keywords: Micro-entrepreneurship, Developing Countries, Entrepreneurship, Mozambique
ISSN: 1177-8592
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Entrepreneurship (150304)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 11 Mar 2009 05:14
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:50

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