1) La descarga del recurso depende de la página de origen
2) Para poder descargar el recurso, es necesario ser usuario registrado en Universia


Opción 1: Descargar recurso

Opción 2: Descargar recurso

Detalles del recurso

Descripción

This article contributes an empirically rich account of a social enterprise project embedded in local urban economies of Nairobi, Kenya. The confluence of rapid, unplanned urbanisation and economic liberalisation has led to growing formations of informal settlements and a vibrant informal sector across post-colonial cities. These “slum“ neighbourhoods, housing the majority of the urban population on a fraction of the city's land, are often ignored and marginalized by the state and municipal authorities, particularly with regards to basic service provision. At the same time, slum economies provide entry-points for various enterprise-led development schemes seeking to commercially engage both entrepreneurial individuals and their existing customer base in order to scale access to unmet needs. The discussion is based on an ethnographic study in one of Nairobi's largest informal settlements, which focused on the everyday practices of a local micro-franchise called “Community Cleaning Services“. The article illustrates how waste workers and self-proclaimed “hustlers“ were turned into micro-franchisee entrepreneurs providing a sanitation service to residential customers, through their engagement with Community Cleaning Services. This ethnographic account raises two potentially contradictory but inter-related debates that are rarely considered alongside one another in the existing literature on corporate involvement in low-income markets. First, it reframes the critiques of enterprise-led initiatives to “poverty alleviation“ by focusing on the implications of commercialising “basic“ services and on the logistical and cultural challenges of turning social needs into market demands. Second, it emphasises the often-invisible role of grassroots informal economies in enabling access to vital services in the absence of an adequately resourced and responsive municipality. The article concludes with a broader reflection on the effects and limitations of corporate-led development schemes targeting the urban poor and points to the contrasting logics of grassroots entrepreneurial urbanism and corporate-albeit “socially responsible“-parameters of success.

Pertenece a

UCL University College London Eprints  

Autor(es)

Thieme, TA - 

Id.: 69787044

Idioma: eng  - 

Versión: 1.0

Estado: Final

Tipo:  text - 

Palabras claveCorporate–community encounters -  Hustle economy -  Urban sanitation -  Youth -  Entrepreneurship -  Informality - 

Tipo de recurso: Article  - 

Tipo de Interactividad: Expositivo

Nivel de Interactividad: muy bajo

Audiencia: Estudiante  -  Profesor  -  Autor  - 

Estructura: Atomic

Coste: no

Copyright: sí

: open

Formatos:  text - 

Requerimientos técnicos:  Browser: Any - 

Relación: [IsBasedOn] Geoforum , 59 pp. 228-239. (2015)

Fecha de contribución: 13-abr-2017

Contacto:

Localización:

Otros recursos que te pueden interesar

  1. University-Based Entrepreneurship Centers: How They Address the Learning Needs of Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurship is undoubtedly a significant global activity that helps to transform our economies ...
  2. Seeing What Sticks! Revenue Diversification and New Venturing in the Business Schools of the California State University With changing funding models and increased competition, academic institutions are increasingly looki...
  3. Teenagers: marriages, divorces, parenthood, and mortality Mode of access: Internet.
  4. Learning about love / "Prepared for the Joint Committee on Health Problems in Education of the National Education Associat...
  5. Plano de marketing : Armário Ideal Ltda Este trabalho tem como objetivo apresentar um Plano de Marketing para a criação de uma empresa espec...

Otros recursos de la mismacolección

  1. NUP98-fusion transcripts characterize different biological entities within acute myeloid leukemia: A report from the AIEOP-AML group.
  2. Early indicators of self-esteem in teenagers: Findings from a nationally representative sample © 2017 Elsevier LtdThis study explored a longitudinal data set of 3096 British sixteen year olds wit...
  3. Students’ preferences for lecturers’ personalities © 2017 UCUThe present study set out to examine students’ preferences for lecturers’ personality as a...
  4. Health Insurance and Children in Low- and Middle-income Countries: A Review © 2017 Economic Society of Australia.We conduct the first systematic review of the impact of health ...
  5. Extra costs of living with a disability: A systematized review and agenda for research. BACKGROUND: There has been a growing interest in disability and poverty on the international researc...

Aviso de cookies: Usamos cookies propias y de terceros para mejorar nuestros servicios, para análisis estadístico y para mostrarle publicidad. Si continua navegando consideramos que acepta su uso en los términos establecidos en la Política de cookies.