Accounting for the transitions after entrepreneurial business failure: An emerging market perspective

Joseph Amankwah-Amoah, Robert E. Hinson, Ben Honyenuga, Yingfa Lu

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    Abstract

    This study builds on prior scholarly works on institutions and entrepreneurship by examining the process of transitions and institutional obstacles that force serial entrepreneurs’ shift to operate in the formal or informal sector after entrepreneurial business failures. Using insights from 32 serial entrepreneurs in Ghana, a framework was developed and utilized to explicate how the pull and push motivations for the transition into or persisting with formality or informality after business failure unfolds over time. Our analysis sheds light on the processes and effects of the motivations on the persistently high level of entrepreneurial activities in the informal sector for many emerging economies.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)148-158
    Number of pages11
    JournalStructural Change and Economic Dynamics
    Volume50
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019

    Keywords

    • Africa
    • Business failures
    • Development
    • Failures
    • Ghana
    • Serial entrepreneurs

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Economics and Econometrics

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