Kitchen Capitalism: Microenterprise in Low-Income Households
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Businesses come to life as owners are allowed to speak in their own words in this first in-depth examination of self-employment told from the perspectives of low-income microentrepreneurs. The book systematically analyzes a range of issues, including who chooses to open a micro business, and why; what resources do they bring to their business venture; how well will their venture fare; and what contributes to the growth or decline of their business. The authors conclude that most microentrepreneurs believe self-employment offers a range of monetary and nonmonetary benefits and argue it would be more advantageous to view microenterprise as a social and economic development strategy rather than simply as an anti-poverty strategy. Based on this observation, a range of strategies to better promote microenterprise programs among the poor is advanced, with the goal of targeting the most promising approaches.
State University Press of New York
Sherrard Sherraden, Margaret; Sanders, Cynthia K.; and Sherraden, Michael, "Kitchen Capitalism: Microenterprise in Low-Income Households" (2004). Faculty Authored Books. Book 178.