Micro-entrepreneurship in Niger : Factors affecting the success of women street food vendors

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Titre
Micro-entrepreneurship in Niger : Factors affecting the success of women street food vendors
Thème principal
Autres thèmes / inclassable
Sujet
Emploi des femmes
Description
Micro-entrepreneurship in the informal sector plays a vital role in generating employment and income in West Africa. In this article, the authors examine business success factors for micro-entrepreneurs involved in the production and sale of street foods in Niger, drawing on the resource-based view theory. Business success was measured by size of firm and vendor’s perception of enterprise growth. Their results indicate that business experience is an important success factor, while the need for cash is a constraint for business success. A rare resource, limited access to financial assets translates into limited opportunities for growth of these informal micro-enterprises into viable businesses.
Editeur
Journal of african business
International Water Management Institute (IWMI) , Colombo , Sri Lanka
Institut National de Recherche Agronomique du Niger (INRAN) Niamey , Niger
Department of Agricultural Economics , Purdue University , West Lafayette , Indiana , USA
Contributeur
IBRO Germaine
FULTON Joan
LOWENBERG-DEBOER James
Année
2012
Type
Article de presse
Format
.pdf
Langue
Anglais
Couverture
Niger
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