Entrepreneurship and Poverty Alleviation: The Importance of Health and Children’s Education for Slum Entrepreneurs

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract

Research has focused on the role of entrepreneurial action in alleviating poverty. However, there is a gap between individuals’ short- term outcomes from entrepreneurship overcoming immediate resource concerns and the large- scale impact of entrepreneurship on institutional and system change. Therefore, in this study, we explore entrepreneurs’ beliefs about how entrepreneurial action can alleviate poverty. To do so, we conducted a qualitative study of entrepreneurs of businesses located in Indian slums and identified the impact of expectations, role models, and the subjective value of their children’s education in attempts to alleviate poverty.

Authors Shepherd, Dean; Parida, Vinit & Wincent, Joakim
Journal or Publication Title Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
Language English
Subjects business studies
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area Global Center for Entrepreneurship + Innovation
Refereed Yes
Date 2020
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell SSH
ISSN 1042-2587
Publisher DOI 10.1177/1042258719900774
Contact Email Address joakim.vincent@unisg.ch
Depositing User Prof. Ph.D Joakim Wincent
Date Deposited 25 Feb 2020 20:36
Last Modified 10 Jun 2020 13:01
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/259441

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Shepherd, Dean; Parida, Vinit & Wincent, Joakim (2020) Entrepreneurship and Poverty Alleviation: The Importance of Health and Children’s Education for Slum Entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, ISSN 1042-2587

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