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An investigation of poor women's micropreneurship and their experiences of microfinance in rural south-east Nigeria. (2021)
Thesis
UKANWA, I. 2021. An investigation of poor women's micropreneurship and their experiences of microfinance in rural south-east Nigeria. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1447375

This study set out to understand how one of the poorest, most disadvantaged groups - rural African women - perceive and experience microfinance in the context of extreme poverty. The study employed a qualitative method and purposefully sampled thirty... Read More about An investigation of poor women's micropreneurship and their experiences of microfinance in rural south-east Nigeria..

Institutional influence and the role of family in poor women's micropreneurship. (2018)
Journal Article
XIONG, L., UKANWA, I. and ANDERSON, A. 2020. Institutional influence and the role of family in poor women's micropreneurship. International journal of entrepreneurial behavior and research [online], 26(1), pages 122-140. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-05-2017-0162

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop an understanding of how the institutions of family and culture play out in shaping family business practices. This study focusses on family business led by poor entrepreneurial women in a context of ex... Read More about Institutional influence and the role of family in poor women's micropreneurship..

Experiencing microfinance: effects on poor women entrepreneurs' livelihood strategies. (2018)
Journal Article
UKANWA, I., XIONG, L. and ANDERSON, A. 2018. Experiencing microfinance: effects on poor women entrepreneurs' livelihood strategies. Journal of small business and enterprise development [online], 25(3), pages 428-446. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JSBED-02-2017-0043

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to address the problem of why the poorest, most disadvantaged groups such as rural African women, benefit less from microfinance. The authors focus on the perception and experiences of ordinary rural entrepreneur... Read More about Experiencing microfinance: effects on poor women entrepreneurs' livelihood strategies..