Young Entrepreneurs in the Mobile Telephony Sector in Ghana: From Necessities to Aspirations

@article{AfutuKotey2017YoungEI,
  title={Young Entrepreneurs in the Mobile Telephony Sector in Ghana: From Necessities to Aspirations},
  author={Robert Lawrence Afutu-Kotey and Katherine V. Gough and George Owusu},
  journal={Journal of African Business},
  year={2017},
  volume={18},
  pages={476 - 491}
}
ABSTRACT Despite increasing research interest in the mobile telephony sector, only a few studies have devoted attention to informal businesses in the sector. Using qualitative field data collected on young mobile telephony entrepreneurs in Accra, this paper argues that despite the businesses being ‘informal’, they cannot be dismissed as ‘necessity’ enterprises unworthy of support. On the contrary, many young entrepreneurs have aspirations which are influencing their desire to stay in business… 
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