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The Rationale of Taking Social Responsibility: Social Embeddedness of Business Owners in Uganda


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Title: The Rationale of Taking Social Responsibility: Social Embeddedness of Business Owners in Uganda
Authors: Nystrand, Malin
E-mail: malin.nystrand@globalstudies.gu.se
Issue Date: 11-May-2015
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: School of Global Studies, Peace and Development Research ; Institutionen för globala studier, freds- och utvecklingsforskning
Date of Defence: 2015-06-05
Disputation: Fredagen den 5 juni, kl 13:15, sal 302, Annedalsseminariet, Campus Linné, Seminariegatan 1A
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: social responsibility
business
business owners
social embeddedness
Uganda
moral economy
SME
development
Africa
private sector
Abstract: This dissertation contributes to the research on small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in Africa. It focuses on resource redistributions in social groups, a practice that often has been seen as an obstacle to business development in the African context. The aim of the study is to explore how this resource redistribution is manifested in relation to owners of SMEs and analyse its underlying rationale. Using social embeddedness as an overarching theoretical framework, the rationale is sought bo... more
ISBN: 978-91-637-8359-3
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/38753
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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