Aspirations to grow: when micro- and informal enterprises in the street food sector speak for themselves

 

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dc.contributor.author Knox, A J
dc.contributor.author Bressers, H
dc.contributor.author Mohlakoana, N
dc.contributor.author De Groot, J
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-11T10:49:50Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-11T10:49:50Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Knox, A., Bressers, H., Mohlakoana, N., De Groot, J. 2019. Aspirations to grow: when micro- and informal enterprises in the street food sector speak for themselves. Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research. 24. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1186/s40497-019-0161-7
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/30204
dc.description.abstract The street food sector in Sub-Saharan Africa is a source of affordable and nutritious meals for the urban poor, while also being an important source of income for the women who dominate this sector. Despite the importance of this sector, many micro- and informal enterprises are labelled as “survivalist”, beyond the reach of common development policies, which give priority to so-called growth-oriented enterprises. When given the chance to speak for themselves, do enterprises express any aspirations to grow? Contrary to the literature, our findings show that necessitydriven enterprises do aspire to grow and that this is true for both those owned by men and women. Using contextual interaction theory, this paper explains why it is possible for previous authors to come to such a different conclusion. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en_US
dc.source Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research en_US
dc.source.uri https://journal-jger.springeropen.com/
dc.subject Gender en_US
dc.subject Entrepreneurship en_US
dc.subject Survivalist en_US
dc.subject Growth oriented en_US
dc.subject Informal en_US
dc.title Aspirations to grow: when micro- and informal enterprises in the street food sector speak for themselves en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Engineering and the Built Environment en_US
dc.publisher.department Energy Research Centre en_US
dc.source.pagination 24 en_US


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