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Title: The seed or the soil? : microfinance, social networks and opportunity development in Ghana
Author: Kimmitt, Jonathan
ISNI:       0000 0004 5365 4155
Awarding Body: University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
Current Institution: University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Date of Award: 2014
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In broad terms, this thesis asks ‘how does microfinance facilitate and alter the nature of the opportunity development process?’ The literature review builds upon previous discussion by emphasizing the intellectual heritage of the opportunity debate. In doing so, the review ties in with perspectives from development economics which criticises normative rational decision-making frameworks which have dominated economic thought. It establishes the premises of understanding opportunities from the point of view of an entrepreneur’s ideas, associated actions which are embedded in a series of network relationships (Dimov, 2011). This view of understanding the substantive nature of opportunities is also crucial in understanding the methodological approach adopted.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Entrepreneurship