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dc.contributor.authorEjiogu, Chibuzo
dc.contributor.authorEjiogu, Amanze
dc.contributor.authorOwusu, Andrews
dc.contributor.authorOkechukwu, Obiora
dc.contributor.authorAdeola, Ogechi
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-01T12:08:21Z
dc.date.available2019-05-01T12:08:21Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationEjiogu, A., Okechukwu, O., Ejiogu, C., Owusu, A. and Adeola, O. (2019) Determinants of Informal Entrepreneurship in Africa. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business,en
dc.identifier.issn1476-1297
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/17749
dc.descriptionThe file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version.en
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates the determinants of informal entrepreneurship in Africa. Using a crosssection of 21,954 firms from 47 African countries, the study estimates several multivariate models to examine the factors that are associated with the decision of firms to register at the start of their operation and the length of time to remain unregistered. The findings show that entrepreneurship in the informal sector is complex and context-bound as contextual factors unique to Africa, such as, corruption, political instability, crime rate, infrastructure (electricity and transportation), access to land and finance, influence the entrepreneur’s decision to register their firm at the start of its operation. The length of time firms remain unregistered is shown to be positively correlated to access to finance and infrastructural availability and negatively related to crime and political instability. These results vary based on the size of the business with larger businesses being impacted less by these variables.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInderscienceen
dc.subjectAfricaen
dc.subjectInformal Entrepreneurshipen
dc.subjectSocio-Culturalen
dc.subjectCorruptionen
dc.subjectCrimeen
dc.subjectInstitutionsen
dc.titleDeterminants of Informal Entrepreneurship in Africaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderNo external funderen
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
dc.date.acceptance2019-03-30
dc.researchinstitutePeople, Organisations and Work Institute (POWI)en


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