Challenges faced by entrepreneurs in a developing economy: a study in the retail sector

Christian Harrison*

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The concept of entrepreneurship is not new. As a concept it remains elusive, diverse, and multi-faceted. Although there is an extensive body of research within the field, there is little consensus on what underpins entrepreneurship, and whether it should remain a distinct domain of study. This paper contributes to the literature on entrepreneurship in developing economies. The study seeks to uncover the challenges facing entrepreneurs in a developing economy using the formal retail sector in Nigeria as a case. Entrepreneurship in the retail sector of a developing economy has not been given significant attention by researchers despite its uniqueness and dynamism. By adopting a qualitative approach, the lived experiences of these entrepreneurs will be understood. Given the challenges such entrepreneurs face in a developing economy, this study will make a practical contribution, as the challenges such retail entrepreneurs face in this context will be identified
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBAM 2020 Conference Proceedings
PublisherBritish Academy of Management
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-9956413-3-4
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sept 2020


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