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Institutional Case Studies on Necessity Entrepreneurship
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Institutional Case Studies on Necessity Entrepreneurship

9781783472321 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Jeremi Brewer, CoFounder & CEO Elevate, Ballard Fellow, Brigham Young University and Stephen W. Gibson, The Academy for Creating Enterprise, US
Publication Date: 2016 ISBN: 978 1 78347 232 1 Extent: 256 pp
An estimated one billion individuals in both developed and developing nations can be defined as necessity entrepreneurs; individuals who have no other viable option for licit income than to start a small, income generating activity. However, the emphasis on providing business and leadership training to necessity entrepreneurs is only just gaining traction. This book provides the first-known global analysis dedicated exclusively to organizations from both the public and private sectors that are specifically involved with microenterprise education for necessity entrepreneurs. The authors provide a pragmatic synopsis and evaluate the efficacy of the programs that have been, currently are, or will soon be teaching and/or training necessity entrepreneurs around the globe.

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An estimated one billion individuals in both developed and developing nations can be defined as necessity entrepreneurs; individuals who have no other viable option for licit income than to start a small, income generating activity. However, the emphasis on providing business and leadership training to necessity entrepreneurs is only just gaining traction. This book provides the first-known global analysis dedicated exclusively to organizations from both the public and private sectors that are specifically involved with microenterprise education for necessity entrepreneurs.

This companion volume to Necessity Entrepreneurs puts at the forefront the few organizations engaged in training necessity entrepreneurs - highlighting the efforts currently being made by policymakers, non-profit founders, and for-profit institutions individually (and independently) to try and find ways to educate and empower necessity entrepreneur​s. The authors provide a pragmatic synopsis and evaluate the efficacy of institutions involved in training entrepreneurs in developing nations all over the world.

Featuring case studies from Harvard, BYU, and the largest organizations around the globe, this important work will be a vital read not only for scholars and researchers, but policymakers and NGO officials.
Critical Acclaim
Acclaim for the first volume:

‘This groundbreaking exploration of the concept of necessity entrepreneurship cuts to the heart of the culture wars with potential ramifications for public policy. Central to this volume is the question, “What is culture?”. The politically incorrect conclusion that some cultures are “progress”-prone, while others may be “progress”-resistant, should anoint new generations of educators to rise to this challenge. The dilemma is, how do we maintain respect for cultural diversity while at the same time, encouraging subsistent families and communities to become more self-sufficient? The answer to this question will determine, in large part, the direction of our welfare policies in the government as well as our philanthropy in the private sector.’
– Hilaire Kallendorf, Texas A&M University, US
Contributors
Contributors: J. Brewer, S. Brown, J. Brownlow, C. Casey, G.K. Davis, J.S. Demple, G. Enrigue, J. Fairbourne, S.W. Gibson, G. Gonzalez, M. Haas, M. Hernández, R. Heyn, A. Khwaja, B. Klinger, A. Maxfield, N. Myrrha, A. Nikiforou, J. Oldroyd, J. Pino, J. Roberts, R.K. Shankar, P. Vogel, P. Webb, L. Zhang


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Contents:

Foreword: Alejandro Poiré

Introduction: Jeremi B. Brewer

PART I GOVERNMENT FUNDED PROGRAMS
1. Supporting the Transition from Unemployment to Self-employment—A Comparative Analysis of Governmental Support Programs across Europe
Melvin Haas and Peter Vogel

2. From Unemployment to Self-employment: Government Support Programs in Greece
Argyro Nikiforou

3. Pete Suazo Business Center
Gladys Gonzalez, Robert Heyn and Jessica Pino

PART II PRIVATE / NON-GOVERNMENTAL PROGRAMS
4. Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust
Raj K. Shankar

5. Hanhua Guarantee
Lingzhi Zhang and Spencer Brown

6. Prospera: A Case for Microenterprise among Necessity Entrepreneurs
Macarena Hernández, Gabriela Enrigue and Justin Oldroyd

7. The Academy for Creating Enterprise
Jeremi Brewer and Stephen W. Gibson

PART III PROMISING HIGH-IMPACT PROGRAMS
8. Entrepreneurship Finance Lab
Asim Khwaja, Bailey Klinger and Colin Casey

9. Building a Scalable Training Solution for Necessity Entrepreneurs in the Missing Middle
Jeff Brownlow

10. SEBRAE: Serviço Brasileiro de Apoio às Micro e Pequenas Empresas
Jeff Roberts and Nathalia Myrrha

11. Self-reliance Through Self-employment: An Approach by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Geoffrey K. Davis and Andrew Maxfield

12. Microfranchising: A Solution to Necessity Entrepreneurship
Philip Webb and Jason Fairbourne

PART IV THE NEXT STEP
Conclusion
Jeremi Brewer and Stephen W. Gibson

Index

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