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From the Informal to the Formal Sector: Micro-enterprises in a developing economy – research in progress

Dalglish, Carol L. (2007) From the Informal to the Formal Sector: Micro-enterprises in a developing economy – research in progress. In AGSE Research Exchange, February, QUT, Brisbane. (Unpublished)

Abstract

Small and micro-enterprises play a significant part in most economies. However, in developing countries these enterprises have tended to be looked at from a development, or poverty alleviation perspective, rather than as potentially growing businesses. This paper explores the possibility of micro-enterprises in developing economies moving from the informal to the formal sector – what this actually means and the process involved. Little is known about the process of growth from "survival" entrepreneurship to ongoing participation in the formal economy. A number of the entrepreneurs who participated in this research had made substantial gains in both a psychological and business sense in a period of two years. The methodology is qualitative and longitudinal over a two year period.

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ID Code: 6474
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: For further information please contact the author directly on c.dalglish@qut.edu.au
Keywords: Carol Dalglish, entrepreneurship, micro enterprises
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Economic Development and Growth (140202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Welfare Economics (140219)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Small Business Management (150314)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 13 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2011 13:29

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