How necessity, fear give rise to entrepreneurs

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dc.contributor.author Scott, Bellows
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-19T18:31:09Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-19T18:31:09Z
dc.date.issued 2021-01-21
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/6465
dc.description A Newspaper article by Scott Bellows, an Assistant Professor in the Chandaria School of Business at USIU-Africa. Full article: https://www.businessdailyafrica.com/bd/lifestyle/society/how-necessity-entrepreneurs-3263452 en_US
dc.description.abstract Kenya thrives as a hotbed of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurial intentions, dreams, aspirations, and desires run deep in our national culture. We read elegant stories about the founding of Microsoft and its prolific growth and feel inspired. We attend talks on how NaiLab supported a generation of Kenyan technology entrepreneurs and have hope. We watch videos about the birth and eventual domination of Facebook on the global stage and ponder if we can achieve similar success. However, researchers look into different types of entrepreneurial journeys. Not all of us will have the time, financial resources, human capital, supportive government environments, or technical know-how to launch behemoth viral technology sensations. Unlike Bill Gates, Sam Gichuru, or Mark Zuckerberg, sometimes we turn to entrepreneurship out of urgent necessity or fears of future uncertainty. A corporate accountant, Njeri, working for a large insurance company may leave her post to take a more senior position in a startup microfinance company as the chief accountant but the startup nature of the new organisation delays her salary by months and she must get a second income source through entrepreneurship. en_US
dc.publisher Business Daily en_US
dc.title How necessity, fear give rise to entrepreneurs en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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