Articles by Keyword: Institutional Entrepreneurship

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  1. Network Bricolage as the Reconciliation of Indigenous and Transplanted Institutions in Africa

    Network Bricolage as the Reconciliation of Indigenous and Transplanted Institutions in Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Africa Journal of Management
    This paper argues that network bricolage can play an important role in reconciling informal indigenous institutions rooted in African history with formal institutions mostly transplanted from outside. Drawing on the literature on bricolage, social entrepreneurship, networks and institutional entrepreneurship, and...
  2. Combating Corruption in Africa through Institutional Entrepreneurship: Peering in from Business-government Relations

    Combating Corruption in Africa through Institutional Entrepreneurship: Peering in from Business-government Relations

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Africa Journal of Management
    Corruption remains a significant barrier to the socio-economic development of Africa, despite efforts by various local, national and international stakeholders to combat it. Mishra and Maiko (2017), in their article which was published in Africa Journal of Management, suggest that...
  3. Positioning children and institutions of childcare in contemporary Uganda

    Positioning children and institutions of childcare in contemporary Uganda

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Currently more than half the population of Uganda is under 18 years — a demographic dispensation caused by civil war, poverty, high fertility rates, and the AIDS epidemic. Drawing upon ethnographic research in south-eastern Uganda, the study analyses the difficulties...
  4. Positive care? HIV and residential care for children in South Africa

    Positive care? HIV and residential care for children in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Responses to the HIV epidemic leading to an increase in the number of residential care facilities for children across sub-Saharan Africa have prompted concerns that large numbers of orphaned children are being placed in institutional care. There is little empirical...
  5. Does Microfinance Promote Entrepreneurship and Innovation? A Macro Analysis

    Does Microfinance Promote Entrepreneurship and Innovation? A Macro Analysis

    Innovative entrepreneurs in Africa experience a lack of financial support and underdeveloped financial systems. Microfinance could offer a solution to this complex issue. In this respect, this research paper studies the contribution of microfinance to the innovation process through entrepreneurship...
  6. ‘Distraction from the real difficulties’: ethical deliberations in international health research

    ‘Distraction from the real difficulties’: ethical deliberations in international health research

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Anthropology Southern Africa
    Increasingly, North based graduate students are seeking South based institutional homes whilst undertaking ethnographic research. Looking from a place in the global South, the article considers how requests to host such students influence, and are influenced by, both local and...
  7. First-year course experience and college adjustment: a case study

    First-year course experience and college adjustment: a case study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This is a study on first year students’ experiences to adjusting to university life. Secondary data analysis was carried out on 49 cases, where students were required to record how they view university life and how they have adjusted. Thematic...
  8. Social sciences and research ethics in developing countries: The perspective from Nigeria

    Social sciences and research ethics in developing countries: The perspective from Nigeria

    This study seeks to show how social science-related disciplines in Nigerian universities understand and incorporate ethical principles in research settings within the framework of general institutional practices. We used the University of Uyo, Nigeria, to specifically and empirically explore these...
  9. Development of entrepreneurial potential among undergraduates of a private university in Nigeria

    Development of entrepreneurial potential among undergraduates of a private university in Nigeria

    Based on the theory of planned behaviour, the present article examines the development of entrepreneurial potential among the undergraduates of a private university in north-central Nigeria. A total of 250 randomly selected undergraduates from various departments participated in a survey...
  10. The confounding influence of urban informality on innovation and production specialisation in production clusters: evidence from Nairobi

    The confounding influence of urban informality on innovation and production specialisation in production clusters: evidence from Nairobi

    This paper investigates two agglomeration economies, innovation and production specialisation, within Nairobi's handicraft sector. The paper asks if and by what mechanics urban informality might interfere with these important potential outcomes of clustered production. A hundred and two semi-structured interviews...