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The lack of business dispute resolution in Africa: an unresolved impediment to SME development?
Linköping University. (Entreprenörskap)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0130-4407
2016 (English)In: Entrepreneurship and SME management across Africa: context, challenges, cases / [ed] Leona Achtenhagen & Ethel Brundin, Singapore: Springer, 2016, 1, 51-64 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Entrepreneurship and SME development are often seen as a route to increased employment and economic growth in developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Impediments such as lack of access to finance, the need for entrepreneurial attitudes, and training have been well explored as have been institutional constraints like corruption in the countries. This chapter explores the consequences of an institutional situation on SME development, focusing on the issue of business disputes and possibilities for their resolution. The chapter builds on 60 interviews with micro- and small-business owners in the urban centers of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. The findings have implications for concrete business support activities as well as policymaking for entrepreneurship and development in different African countries.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Singapore: Springer, 2016, 1. 51-64 p.
Series
Frontiers in African Business Research, ISSN 2367-1033
Keyword [en]
SME, Dispute, Trust, Institutions, Gender, Inter-organizational relationships, East Africa
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation; Economy, Business administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-64091DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-1727-8_4ISBN: 9789811017278 (electronic)ISBN: 9789811017254 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-64091DiVA: diva2:1097041
Projects
Gendering small business disputes
Funder
VINNOVASwedish Research Council
Available from: 2017-05-21 Created: 2017-05-21 Last updated: 2017-06-01Bibliographically approved

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