Exploring the circumstances and experiences of youth immigrants when establishing and running a successful informal micro-business

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Booyens, Margaret en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Kondowe, Calisto en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-03T18:11:03Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-03T18:11:03Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Kondowe, C. 2013. Exploring the circumstances and experiences of youth immigrants when establishing and running a successful informal micro-business. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11163
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract In the era of rampant youth unemployment, governments are rethinking strategies to respond to this global crisis. At the centre of these strategies is the promotion of youth-owned informal micro-businesses. While literature acknowledges the challenges faced by youth in running their informal micro-businesses, there is much less in the way of information that explores immigrant informal businesses. This is a qualitative study aimed at exploring the circumstances and experiences of youth immigrants when establishing and running a successful informal microbusiness. This study was conducted amongst youth owners of informal micro-businesses and four service providers in Cape Town. Twenty in-depth interviews were done with these participants. The four service providers represented a non-governmental organisation (NGO), a government department, a commercial bank and a government funding agency. The study indicated that the reasons why immigrant youth start their informal micro-businesses varied. For the unemployed it was a solution to unemployment, some of those who were working did so because they wanted to earn more, while others desired a flexible work environment. In addition, the study showed that there are many challenges faced by immigrant youth during the establishment and growth phases of their businesses. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Social Development en_ZA
dc.title Exploring the circumstances and experiences of youth immigrants when establishing and running a successful informal micro-business en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Social Development en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSocSci en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Kondowe, C. (2013). <i>Exploring the circumstances and experiences of youth immigrants when establishing and running a successful informal micro-business</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Social Development. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11163 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Kondowe, Calisto. <i>"Exploring the circumstances and experiences of youth immigrants when establishing and running a successful informal micro-business."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Social Development, 2013. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11163 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Kondowe C. Exploring the circumstances and experiences of youth immigrants when establishing and running a successful informal micro-business. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Social Development, 2013 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11163 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Kondowe, Calisto AB - In the era of rampant youth unemployment, governments are rethinking strategies to respond to this global crisis. At the centre of these strategies is the promotion of youth-owned informal micro-businesses. While literature acknowledges the challenges faced by youth in running their informal micro-businesses, there is much less in the way of information that explores immigrant informal businesses. This is a qualitative study aimed at exploring the circumstances and experiences of youth immigrants when establishing and running a successful informal microbusiness. This study was conducted amongst youth owners of informal micro-businesses and four service providers in Cape Town. Twenty in-depth interviews were done with these participants. The four service providers represented a non-governmental organisation (NGO), a government department, a commercial bank and a government funding agency. The study indicated that the reasons why immigrant youth start their informal micro-businesses varied. For the unemployed it was a solution to unemployment, some of those who were working did so because they wanted to earn more, while others desired a flexible work environment. In addition, the study showed that there are many challenges faced by immigrant youth during the establishment and growth phases of their businesses. DA - 2013 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2013 T1 - Exploring the circumstances and experiences of youth immigrants when establishing and running a successful informal micro-business TI - Exploring the circumstances and experiences of youth immigrants when establishing and running a successful informal micro-business UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11163 ER - en_ZA


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