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Microfinance and micropreneurship in rural South-East Nigeria: an exploration of the effects of institutions. (2022)
Journal Article
UKANWA, I., XIONG, L., WASIM, J. and GALLOWAY, L. 2022. Microfinance and micropreneurship in rural South-East Nigeria: an exploration of the effects of institutions. Entrepreneurship and regional development [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/08985626.2022.2087747

Informed by the work of Alistair Anderson on entrepreneurship as embedded in institutional contexts, this paper explores the experiences of 30 women micropreneurs in rural South-East Nigeria. These women are amongst the poorest people in the world an... Read More about Microfinance and micropreneurship in rural South-East Nigeria: an exploration of the effects of institutions..

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..