Microfinance and entrepreneurship: An introduction

Alexander Newman, Susan Schwarz, David Ahlstrom

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)787-792
JournalInternational Small Business Journal
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017

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  • bottom of the pyramid
  • entrepreneurship
  • financial inclusion
  • financing
  • microfinance


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