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Contextualizing Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies and Developing Countries

Edited by Marcela Ramírez Pasillas, Assistant Professor, PRME Project Manager and Director of the BA Bachelor Programmes, Ethel Brundin, Professor in Entrepreneurship and Business Development and Magdalena Markowska, Assistant Professor, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden
Entrepreneurship in emerging countries presents us with a unique set of working attitudes, modes of thinking, social practices and processes. This book explores these characteristics, focusing on the conceptualization of entrepreneurship ‘in-between’. It highlights top-down and bottom-up initiatives as well as driving forces for entrepreneurial activities in emerging economies and developing countries, presenting the diversity, nuances and multiplicity of facets of relevant but unexplored contexts that we need in order to expand our dominant and traditional understandings of entrepreneurship
Extent: 368 pp
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Publication Date: 2017
ISBN: 978 1 78536 752 6
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  • Business and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Development Studies
  • Development Studies
Entrepreneurship in emerging economies and developing countries presents us with a unique set of working attitudes, modes of thinking, social practices and processes. This book explores these characteristics’, focusing on the conceptualization of entrepreneurship ‘in-between’. It highlights top-down, bottom-up and hybrid initiatives as well as driving forces for entrepreneurial activities, presenting the diversity, nuances and multiplicity of facets of relevant but unexplored contexts that we need in order to expand our dominant and traditional understandings of entrepreneurship.

This book examines entrepreneurship as a contextualized phenomenon from different theoretical and empirical perspectives, gathering a group of researchers with different nationalities, backgrounds and contexts to shed light on how societies with alternative paths of development trigger different entrepreneurial activities and practices. It covers geographical contexts from five continents in a novel and multifaceted analysis.

Including case studies, literature reviews and discourse analysis, this book will be a valuable resource for academics and PhD students as well as programme directors in entrepreneurship, development studies and economic geography, and policymakers working with local and regional development and entrepreneurship.
‘It is time to acknowledge the difficult environment of entrepreneurs in the developing world without falling into the trap of undue pessimism by acknowledging the amazing resilience and ingenuity of those 450 million individuals participating in start-ups and new ventures in the world. This is what these highly international contributors do and, therefore, the book is immensely helpful.’
– Michael Frese, NUS Business School, Singapore
Contributors: N. Akhter, E. Arévalo, N. Arshad, D. Baboukardos, W. Balunywa, R. Basco, E. Brundin, J. Cestino, D. Chimdessa Gutu, A. Dawson, H. Deres Mekonnen, A. Discua Cruz, Q. Evansluong, M. Fonseca-Paredes, S. Kamugisha, A.A. Kebede, H. Lundberg, M. Markowska, S. Mutarindwa, M.J. Parada, E. Ramírez Pasillas, M. Ramirez Pasillas, P. Rosa, F. Sandoval-Arzaga, J.B. Shema, Y. Shitaye Anely, G. Silveyra, P. Sindambiwe, J. Teshome Bayissa, M. Vega Solano, Y. Welu Kidanemariam, E. Werkilul Asfaw, D.S. Xotlanihua–González, H. Yimam, K. Zehra
Contents:

1. Contextualizing entrepreneurship in-between emerging economies and developing countries
Marcela Ramírez-Pasillas, Ethel Brundin and Magdalena Markowska

PART I CONTEXTUALIZING THE TOP-DOWN DRIVING FORCES FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL PRACTICES
2. The Political Economy of Indigenous Ethnic Entrepreneurship: The Ethiopian Experience
Hussien Yimam

3. Who is really an ethnic minority? The Puzzling Paradox of Conceptualization of Ethnic Entrepreneurship
Hussien Yimam

4. Women entrepreneurship in Rwanda: Overcoming entrepreneurial stereotypes through government support
Jean Bosco Shema and Samuel Mutarindwa

5. The impact of the institutional context on women entrepreneurship in Ethiopia: Breaking the cycle of poverty?
Hailemickael Deres Mekonnen and Joaquin Cestino

6. Contextualizing Entrepreneurship as an Antidote to Institutional Evangelizing: “Diezmo” and Informal Contract Commissions in Mexico
Edmundo Ramírez-Pasillas and Hans Lundberg

7. Contextualizing universities for new venture creation: The case of family business students of Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico
Fernando Sandoval-Arzaga, David Xotlanihua–González, Geraldina Silveyra and Maria Fonseca-Paredes

8. The Discursive Formation of ‘Seriousness’ in the Ship Canal Rat Race between Panama, Mexico and Nicaragua
Hans Lundberg

PART II CONTEXTUALIZING THE BOTTOM-UP DRIVING FORCES FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL PRACTICES
9. Jugaar as Entrepreneurial Resourcefulness
Khizran Zehra

10. Contextualizing entrepreneurial networks in Ethiopia: The Case of the Ekubs of the Gurage Ethnic group
Yaschilal Shitaye Anely

11. Contextualizing crowdfunding in low income countries: The case of Pakistan
Nadia Arshad

12. Exploring Antecedents for New Venture Creation in Ethiopia
Yikaalo Welu Kidanemariam

13. Contextualizing Entrepreneurial Opportunity Creation as an Outcome of Social Embeddedness
Demeke Chimdessa Gutu and Jebessa Teshome Bayissa

14. Exploring Institutional Entrepreneurship in developing countries – Copreneurs in the tourism industry: A Bolivian case
Maria José Parada and Alexandra Dawson

15. The interplay between the context and family business continuity in developing countries
Pierre Sindambiwe

16. Entrepreneurship in family businesses in Ethiopia
Ermias Werkilul Asfaw

PART III CONTEXTUALIZING HYBRID DRIVING FORCES FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL PRACTICES
17. Placing the Ugandan Entrepreneurship Paradox in Context
Peter Rosa and Waswa Balunywa

18. Barranquilla’s Carnival: the place where identity meets societal entrepreneurship
Erika Arévalo

19. New Firms' survival in Rwanda: An analysis of institutional and social contexts
Samuel Kamugisha

20. Daring to be different: A case of entrepreneurial stewardship in a Guatemalan family's coffee farm. 
Marcos Vega Solano and Allan Discua Cruz

21. Financial performance of family versus non-family firms in the context of an economy in turmoil: A market from ‘developed’ to ‘emerging’
Diogenis Baboukardos and Naveed Akhter

22. A literature review on mixed-embeddedness for immigrant entrepreneurship: lessons for developing countries
Asres Abitie Kebede

23. Influences of immigrants from emerging economies and developing countries on immigrant entrepreneurship in Sweden
Quang Evansluong

24. Epilogue – Multiple embeddedness for entrepreneurship
Rodrigo Basco

Index