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dc.contributor.authorVermeire, Jacob*
dc.contributor.authorLepoutre, Jan*
dc.contributor.authorMeuleman, Miguel*
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-02T15:00:39Z
dc.date.available2017-12-02T15:00:39Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.doi10.5465/AMBPP.2017.16070abstract
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12127/5812
dc.description.abstractPoverty is one of the greatest challenges of our times and microfinance organizations try to help reduce poverty by providing microloans for enterprise development. However, recent studies have demonstrated that the positive impact of microloans on the lives of the poor is generally very limited. In this light, understanding why and how individuals use microloans is an important component of making microlending more effective. In this empirical study, we employ an inductive multiple-case study design to develop an understanding of microloan use among 7 female firm founders in rural South Africa. We found patterned differences in the salience of the firm founders' social identity, the construction of an option set of possible uses for the microloan, and finally the dominant loan utilisation. Our inductive model provides an important extension to the microfinance literature and the emerging stream of theorizing around founder social identities.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectEntrepreneurship
dc.subjectFamily Business
dc.titleFamily or founder? The role of social identity in explaining the use of microloans
dc.identifier.journalAcademy of Management Proceedings
dc.source.volume2017
dc.source.issue1
dc.source.numberofpages1
vlerick.conferencedate04/08/2017-08/08/2017
vlerick.conferencelocationAtlanta, Georgia, United States
vlerick.conferencename77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
vlerick.conferenceorganiserAcademy of Management
vlerick.knowledgedomainEntrepreneurship
vlerick.knowledgedomainSpecial Industries : Financial Services Management
vlerick.typeconfpresConference Proceeding
vlerick.vlerickdepartmentEGS
dc.identifier.vperid76671
dc.identifier.vperid58266
dc.identifier.vperid133389
dc.identifier.vpubid7126


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