Entrepreneurship and Poverty Alleviation: The Importance of Health and Children’s Education for Slum Entrepreneurs

Dean A. Shepherd*, Vinit Parida, Joakim Wincent

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Abstract

Research has focused on the role of entrepreneurial action in alleviating poverty. However, there is a gap between individuals’ short-term outcomes from entrepreneurship overcoming immediate resource concerns and the large-scale impact of entrepreneurship on institutional and system change. Therefore, in this study, we explore entrepreneurs’ beliefs about how entrepreneurial action can alleviate poverty. To do so, we conducted a qualitative study of entrepreneurs of businesses located in Indian slums and identified the impact of expectations, role models, and the subjective value of their children’s education in attempts to alleviate poverty.
Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalEntrepreneurship Theory and Practice
Number of pages35
ISSN1042-2587
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13.02.2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed

Keywords

  • 512 Business and Management
  • bottom of the pyramid (BOP)
  • qualitative
  • decision making
  • economic development
  • informal

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