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Microfinance and entrepreneurship: An introduction

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Alexander Newman, Susan Schwarz, David Ahlstrom

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)787-792
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Small Business Journal: Researching Entrepreneurship
Volume35
Issue number7
DOIs
Published1 Nov 2017

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Abstract

As microfinance gains increasing attention and application as a financing mechanism for entrepreneurs at the base of the economic pyramid, this Special Issue of International Small Business Journal aims to enhance scholarly understanding of how microfinance fosters entrepreneurial activity. Microfinance brings a range of financial services, including microcredit loans, savings, and insurance, within the reach of millions of poor households not served by traditional banks. This introduction summarizes the articles in this Special Issue of International Small Business Journal on ‘Microfinance’, which address a range of topics in this important domain of research and practice.

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