liu.seSearch for publications in DiVA
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • oxford
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Investigating the Relation Between Microcredit and Female Entrepreneurship in Lao PDR
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economics.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economics.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
En studie av relationen mellan mikrolån och kvinnligt entreprenörskap i Lao PDR (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Even though the idea of microcredit is to stimulate entrepreneurial activities in developing countries, there is an ongoing debate whether this is achieved. Many argue that only providing credit is not enough and see a need for additional components in promoting entrepreneurial activities for the stimulation of economic growth. Moreover, the importance of including women in economic development is widely acknowledged. In Lao People's Democratic Republic where many women run their own businesses and a majority of microcredit borrowers are women, we aimed to examine the relation between microcredit and female entrepreneurship. This was accomplished by conducting semi-structured interviews with 13 Laotian female microcredit borrowers running businesses, as well as interviews with seven representatives from organizations related to microcredit and female entrepreneurship. To understand the female entrepreneurs and the environment in which they operate, we developed a model where factors related to the loan agreement, networking, motivation, gender division of labor and training were identified as important components in the context of Lao PDR. The results support the view that a credit only approach is not enough for the development of female entrepreneurship in Lao PDR.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 68
Keywords [en]
Microcredit, Microlending, Microfinance, Female Entrepreneurship, Women’s Entrepreneurship, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Interest Rate, Grace Period, Loan Size, Networking, Motivation, Gender Division of Labor, Sexual Division of Labor, Business Training
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-148594ISRN: LIU-IEI-FIL-A--18/02873--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-148594DiVA, id: diva2:1218362
Subject / course
Master Thesis in International Business and Economics Programme (Economics)
Supervisors
Available from: 2018-06-14 Created: 2018-06-14 Last updated: 2018-06-15Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(609 kB)379 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 609 kBChecksum SHA-512
116684665af77571505e0e7e8b8c0c6694628eec4aa8bca0e76f85c8b19ee11c37436d1e9f9ebe0a4b40d64cb09d78ebf2313cbf7ea1c9579b0606b600a7c4ef
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Economics
Economics

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 379 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 1091 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • oxford
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf