The performance of subsistence entrepreneurs in Tanzania's informal economy

Eijdenberg, Emiel L., and Borner, Kathrin (2017) The performance of subsistence entrepreneurs in Tanzania's informal economy. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 22 (1). 1750007. pp. 1-22.

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Abstract

Many scholars have found difficulties with the applicability of Western entrepreneurship typologies in non-Western contexts. Hence, this paper "takes a step back" by revealing what does apply as opposed to what does not apply. First, this paper investigates what the performance of subsistence entrepreneurs in Tanzania's informal economy consists of. Second, it examines which demographic and social factors predict that performance. Based on a literature review and a pre-study, a main study with questionnaires was completed by 152 informal food vendors —that is, "subsistence entrepreneurs", in southern Tanzania. Next, correlation, factor, reliability and regression analyses were performed to test the hypotheses. Based on a factor analysis, a distinction is made between basic performance and advanced performance. The results show that advanced performance is positively influenced by experience and age; but other factors, such as the subsistence entrepreneur's gender, education and support from family, have no effect.

Item ID: 57706
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1793-706X
Keywords: small business; entrepreneurship; personal wealth; Africa
Copyright Information: © World Scientific Publishing Company.
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2019 02:40
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150304 Entrepreneurship @ 50%
15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150314 Small Business Management @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services @ 100%
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