International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 6, June 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


Entrepreneurial Learning: A Social and Experiential Method of Entrepreneurship Development among Indigenous Female Entrepreneurs in Anambra State, Nigeria
      Kenneth Chukwujioke Agbim, Fidelis Aondoaseer Ayatse, Godday Orziemgbe Oriarewo
Abstract: The indigenous people of Iboland and Anambra State in particular are known for entrepreneurial learning and success. However, the role of entrepreneurial learning in the development of indigenous female entrepreneurs is still under researched. Thus, this study sought to explore the roles of entrepreneurial learning in the development of indigenous female entrepreneurs in Anambra State. Data for the study was obtained through in-depth interview involving 30 indigenous female entrepreneurs that were selected using purposive and criterion sampling techniques. We found that both positive and negative factors influenced their choice of entrepreneurial career. The respondents recognized opportunities, got information on entrepreneurial network and network providers from neighbours, friends, movies, husbands and through social interaction. Furthermore, the respondents: developed different capabilities in the course of their social and experiential learning period; measured success as business growth, helping themselves and others from the benefits of the business; reported being motivated to learn their chosen vocation for the purpose of gaining practical skills and experience; and identified the challenges of entrepreneurial learning and entrepreneuring as financial constraint, home-front responsibilities and sexual mores of men towards them. Thus, we recommend the establishment of centers for entrepreneurial learning for women and the provision of interest free loans for the graduants.

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Kenneth Chukwujioke Agbim, Fidelis Aondoaseer Ayatse, Godday Orziemgbe Oriarewo (2018); Entrepreneurial Learning: A Social and Experiential Method of Entrepreneurship Development among Indigenous Female Entrepreneurs in Anambra State, Nigeria; Int J Sci Res Publ 3(6) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-0613.php?rp=P181339
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