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Internally Displaced Entrepreneur in Pakistan: The Case Study of Abdullah

Manzoor, Humera and Rashid Ur, Mehboob and Cheung, Cherry and Kwong, Caleb Y (2019) 'Internally Displaced Entrepreneur in Pakistan: The Case Study of Abdullah.' In: Heilbrunn, S and Freiling, J and Harima, A, (eds.) Refugee Entrepreneurship: A Case Based Topography. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-3-319-92533-2 (In Press)

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Abstract

Abdullah sells solar panels and items along with a few electric items. He also knows how to repair these items and to fix electrical items at homes. The local community use his services in fixing their household electric items. Abdullah has been able to understand the needs of the local people since there is an increase demand of solar items due to electricity shortage all over Pakistan. Abdullah’s personal motivation, courage, persistence, hope and faith in God together with the prior knowledge of the business. Lack of capital and lack of knowledge of the local market has been a major constraint. Abdullah’s relatives and the local people gave him charity (Zakat) and loans to start his business. His friends prefer to purchase from his shop to help him in his business. The wholesaler has become a constraint since they now refuse to do business with him on credit. The main institutional barrier that Abdullah face is the lack of knowledge about getting financial assistance and his way around but his friends helped him in educating about the local market and how to do business.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School > Management Science and Entrepreneurship Group
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2018 09:36
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2018 10:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/21912

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