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Startup Life May Stop Here: Helping Women Entrepreneurs In Sub-Saharan Africa, Amr Swid, Emily Rukobo, Elizabeth Maro 2023 St. Edward's University

Startup Life May Stop Here: Helping Women Entrepreneurs In Sub-Saharan Africa, Amr Swid, Emily Rukobo, Elizabeth Maro

Journal of Global Business Insights

A great emphasis exists in research on entrepreneurs who start small- to medium-size businesses and who are seizing opportunities outside the corporate world, especially in developing countries like Tanzania. Women entrepreneurs have the highest representation of all entrepreneurs in the Sub-Saharan region. Entrepreneurs everywhere face unique hardships that could determine the fate of their businesses. Women entrepreneurs in the Sub-Saharan region have additional struggles to start and sustain their businesses. The participants in this study were randomly selected from women entrepreneurs who participated in the 2017 NYIT Launch in Moshi, Tanzania. The researchers conducted virtual qualitative interviews and focus groups …


The Career Project: An Intervention To Facilitate Career Development, Dale E. Rude, Marina Sebastijanovic, Jamie K. Belinne, Troy D. Hopkins 2023 University of Houston

The Career Project: An Intervention To Facilitate Career Development, Dale E. Rude, Marina Sebastijanovic, Jamie K. Belinne, Troy D. Hopkins

Southwestern Business Administration Journal

Students face substantial challenges in readying for their professional lives. They must select a field, find a suitable job within that field, and lay a foundation for their career. To aid with this, we present the career project, an efficient career- and self-exploration assignment. The project comprises a resume assessment, identifying short-term and long-term career goals, backup plans, personal strengths and selling points, conducting organizational research, an informational interview with someone in their desired field, and a market assessment by a knowledgeable professional. We tested the project efficacy with 803 students (two treatment groups and two controls) during an ‘Introduction …


Ro Khanna, Dignity In A Digital Age: Making Tech Work For All Of Us (2022), James W. Gentry 2023 University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Ro Khanna, Dignity In A Digital Age: Making Tech Work For All Of Us (2022), James W. Gentry

Markets, Globalization & Development Review

No abstract provided.


Effectuation And The Social Entrepreneurship: An Empirical Study Of The Relationship Between Adopting The Principles Of Effectual Logic And Social Enterprise's Performance In Egypt, Hala Wasef Hattab 2023 The British University in Egypt

Effectuation And The Social Entrepreneurship: An Empirical Study Of The Relationship Between Adopting The Principles Of Effectual Logic And Social Enterprise's Performance In Egypt, Hala Wasef Hattab

Business Administration

In Egypt, social enterprises are important to confront some of the major challenges facing the country. Nevertheless, they face several obstacles that hinder their development, social impact, and performance. In 2001, Saravathy developed effectuation theory which acknowledges how the decision-making process, action and implementation are practiced by entrepreneurs in an unpredicted and dynamic environment. Hence, effectuation can be suggested as a possible resort to improve social enterprises’ performance. Thus, the objective of the research is to investigate whether effective logic principles affect social enterprises’ financial, market, and innovative performance in Egypt. An online survey was shared via email with social …


Islamic Profit And Loss Sharing Contracting Versus Regular Equity In Entrepreneurial Finance: Risk Sharing And Managerial Incentives, Abdulali Hadizada, Peter Nippel 2023 University of Kiel

Islamic Profit And Loss Sharing Contracting Versus Regular Equity In Entrepreneurial Finance: Risk Sharing And Managerial Incentives, Abdulali Hadizada, Peter Nippel

The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance

An entrepreneur shares business risk with the investors providing capital for her firm. Risk sharing is per se beneficial, but also results in an agency problem from diminished incentives for the entrepreneur. This classical trade-off depends on the financial contracting between the entrepreneur and the financier. As an alternative to debt or equity, we consider musharaka financing, an Islamic profit and loss sharing contract. First, we show that debt is inferior to equity or musharaka even though debt financing ensures first best efforts in our model. Whether financing with equity or by use of musharaka results in higher utility for …


Assessing The Entrepreneurship Ecosystem In Egypt Through A Gender Lens, Hala Wasef Hattab 2023 The British University in Egypt

Assessing The Entrepreneurship Ecosystem In Egypt Through A Gender Lens, Hala Wasef Hattab

Business Administration

Purpose: According to the Egyptian Start-up Ecosystem Report (ITIDA, 2021), Egypt has one of the foremost start-up ecosystems on Africa, both in terms of levels of start-up activity and inward investments. Yet the county lags in terms of women’s participation in founding start-ups. According to the latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor report for Egypt, the entrepreneurial activity rate for women was 5.7%, while that of Egyptian men was 16.7%, despite women’s positive attitudes towards entrepreneurship. Methodology: The current research has an exploratory nature and aims at analysing entrepreneurship ecosystem in Egypt through a gender lens to highlight the factors that are …


Exploring The Benefit Of Introducing Accounting And Finance Knowledge For Micro And Small Entrepreneurs During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Nurul Hidayah, Lucky Nugroho, Harry Suharman, Anees Janee Ali 2022 Universitas Mercu Buana, Indonesia

Exploring The Benefit Of Introducing Accounting And Finance Knowledge For Micro And Small Entrepreneurs During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Nurul Hidayah, Lucky Nugroho, Harry Suharman, Anees Janee Ali

ASEAN Journal of Community Engagement

This study aims to explore the benefit of introducing the accounting and finance knowledge for micro and small business enterprises, in particular during the time of the coronavirus disease 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected the micro and small enterprises. A large number of industries faced the risk of lower sales, which in turn badly hit their businesses. To assist micro and small business entrepreneurs in maintaining sustainability by improving their bookkeeping skills by using digital applications, a team of lecturers from Universitas Mercu Buana, Indonesia, and Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia, collaborated on socialization activities and interactions. The lecturers …


Energy, Climate, And The Clash Of Nations, Jay Nathan 2022 The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, St. John's University - New York

Energy, Climate, And The Clash Of Nations, Jay Nathan

Journal of Global Awareness

No abstract provided.


Exploring The Barriers, Opportunities, And Motivation For Agricultural Entrepreneurship Of Rural Colombian Students Who Participated In Dual-Credit Programs, Carlos A. Parra, Neil Knobloch 2022 Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia

Exploring The Barriers, Opportunities, And Motivation For Agricultural Entrepreneurship Of Rural Colombian Students Who Participated In Dual-Credit Programs, Carlos A. Parra, Neil Knobloch

Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education

Rural Colombian college students may be interested in pursuing entrepreneurship activities to improve their future and livelihoods. College students who participated in a dual-credit program as high school students completed a questionnaire to assess their motivations to participate in agricultural entrepreneurship activities and the barriers and opportunities to participate in rural entrepreneurship activities. We found that students were motivated to participate in entrepreneurship activities because of their motivations to be their own boss and job security. At the same time, the rural students perceived political and structural barriers as important to be addressed to develop entrepreneurship projects. Finally, participants agreed …


Applications Of Lean In Construction: Benefits From Using The Last Planner System, Mohsin Shareef Al Taie 2022 Liberty University

Applications Of Lean In Construction: Benefits From Using The Last Planner System, Mohsin Shareef Al Taie

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Question: What are the benefits of using the Last Planner System in commercial construction projects in areas with high disruption, e.g. the Civil War in Iraq from 2005-2017. Purpose: The purpose of this research is to explore the benefits of using the Last Planner System with respect to the key project metrics of cost, safety, quality, and time performance in projects operating in highly disruptive environments. Very few qualitative studies have been done on the Last Planner System in commercial construction and none specifically studying work in areas of high disruption. Research Method: The study utilizes qualitative methodology with a …


The Paradox Of Plenty: Why Guyana’S Local Content Law Needs A Reality Check, Vivian M. Williams 2022 CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

The Paradox Of Plenty: Why Guyana’S Local Content Law Needs A Reality Check, Vivian M. Williams

Publications and Research

The effectiveness of coercive local content requirements to the development of resource rich developing countries is an area attracting increasing global attention. Local content requirements are especially popular in the extractive sector though empirical studies show that they do not fulfill their intended purpose. Now recognized as the world's fastest growing economy after becoming an oil producing country, Guyana has passed a local content law. The real concern is not merely whether local content requirements fail to fulfill their objectives but whether they create market distortions that lead to the resource curse. This issue was addressed by Baruch's Adjunct Assistant …


Organizing Digital Platforms And Customer Needs For Digital Service Innovation, Gamel O. Wiredu 2022 Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)

Organizing Digital Platforms And Customer Needs For Digital Service Innovation, Gamel O. Wiredu

The African Journal of Information Systems

Digital organizations have become highly dependent on digital platforms and customer needs as key resources for digital service innovation. These resources in the competitive environment are making and shaping innovation of digital services because, though external, they remain central to digital organizations’ strategic innovation and competitiveness. Yet, how and why organizing these resources influences digital service innovation is under-explained in the literature. This paper, based on an empirical study and grounded theory methodology, addresses this limitation. It explains that digital service innovation occurs through two complementary types of organizing, namely: foundational knowledge organizing by combining digital platforms and customer needs, …


Professional Partners, 2022 DePaul University

Professional Partners

DePaul Magazine

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Exploring The Strategic Elements Of Backers’ Persuasion In Reward-Based Crowdfunding, Sabina Grižančič, Mateja Drnovšek 2022 University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business, PhD Student, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Exploring The Strategic Elements Of Backers’ Persuasion In Reward-Based Crowdfunding, Sabina Grižančič, Mateja Drnovšek

Economic and Business Review

In this paper we investigate the strategic elements that project founders' use in reward-based crowdfunding campaigns to achieve a higher level of persuasion. Exploration of these elements not only provides insights into an entrepreneur's experience with crowdfunding but also provides material for comparing results reported by other (quantitative) studies. We conducted an empirical study with 13 Kickstarter project founders through in-depth, semi-structured interviews which were analysed through a reflexive thematic analysis approach. Drawing from our findings, we propose four strategic elements that founders use to persuade backers and achieve success drawing from individual-level experiences and observations.


Effect Of Work-Family Conflict On Job Satisfaction Of Small Enterprise Managers, Joseph Kwadwo Tuffour, Florence Mansa Bortey 2022 University of Professional Studies, Accra, Ghana

Effect Of Work-Family Conflict On Job Satisfaction Of Small Enterprise Managers, Joseph Kwadwo Tuffour, Florence Mansa Bortey

Economic and Business Review

Balancing priorities and demands of work and family at the same time can be quite hectic and likely to generate conflicts. Workers must find strategies to manage the exigencies of modern living in order to maintain job satisfaction as well as family relationships. This study investigates the effect of work-family conflict’s two directions on job satisfaction, and the moderating role of resilience. The study used a cross-sectional survey method to collect data from 293 small-scale enterprise managers, utilizing a structured questionnaire. Correlation and analysis of variance techniques were used. The results reveal that the work-family conflict has a significant positive …


Impact Of Dynamic Capabilities On Small And Medium-Sized Enterprises (Smes) Performance In Oman, Naema M. Albimani 2022 University of South Alabama

Impact Of Dynamic Capabilities On Small And Medium-Sized Enterprises (Smes) Performance In Oman, Naema M. Albimani

Theses and Dissertations

Drawing on dynamic capabilities’ theory, this study examines the impact of entrepreneurial knowledge (EK) on firm performance in Oman, a member nation of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). In addition, two aspects of dynamic capabilities: (1) opportunities recognition and (2) opportunities exploitation, were explored as potential mediators of the indirect relationship between entrepreneurial knowledge and firm performance. Using a cross-sectional survey design (N=102), the study found entrepreneurial knowledge has a direct, positive, statistically significant relationship on firm performance, as measured by customer satisfaction and market effectiveness. At the same time, the sequential mediation of opportunity recognition and opportunity exploitation was …


The Leadership Role In Strategy, Wilfredo Moran 2022 CUNY Queensborough Community College

The Leadership Role In Strategy, Wilfredo Moran

Publications and Research

This paper offers the crucial role that leaders play in the strategy of an organization. The paper will discuss how to develop a strategic vision and a mission statement that tells the direction the company is taking and why. In addition, the paper will show how to set goals and objectives, craft strategies, evaluate the strategy, and how to evaluate performance. This paper will show that the role of leadership is the most important factor in crafting a winning strategy for the organization.


Guest Editorial: The Early Adolescence Of Entrepreneurship Research, Jeff Muldoon, Raj V. Mahto, Eric W. Liguori 2022 Rowan University

Guest Editorial: The Early Adolescence Of Entrepreneurship Research, Jeff Muldoon, Raj V. Mahto, Eric W. Liguori

Rohrer College of Business Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Social Capital, Firm Performance, Operating Business Environment, Salome Kanini Kaberia, Stephen M. Muathe Dr., Hannah Bula 2022 Kenyatta University, Kenya

Social Capital, Firm Performance, Operating Business Environment, Salome Kanini Kaberia, Stephen M. Muathe Dr., Hannah Bula

The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance

Globally, manufacturing sector is recognized as a key driver of economic development. Kenya’s manufacturing sector has been no exception; with a contribution of 10% to gross domestic product for the duration 2008 to 2014. However, records reveal that in 2017, 2018 and 2019, the contribution deteriorated to 8.4%, 7.7% and 7.54% respectively, suggesting a possible premature de-industrialization. Should this trend persist, Kenya’s goal of achieving a robust manufacturing sector through the Big Four Agenda may not be achieved. While the government has implemented strategies and interventions to boost the sector, these do not seem to reverse the trend. It is …


2021 Ijbe V2 Front Matter, Tamra Connor 2022 Illinois State University

2021 Ijbe V2 Front Matter, Tamra Connor

International Journal for Business Education

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