Published in 1999. This book provides an analytical framework of the way culture influences entrepreneurial ethics and trust in a semi-industrial society. Culture provides rules and norms that govern societal behaviour. Yet it differs greatly in the way it influences economic performance across societies.
The book, which embodies both general and micro-institutional perspective on economic behaviour, addresses the core question, how does culture influence entrepreneurial ethics and trust in a developing society?
Part 1: Method of Analysis, and Theoretical Orientation 1. Introduction 2. The Making of Indigenous Entrepreneurs 3. Transition to a Modern Economy 4. The Concept of Trust Part 2: The Nigerian Plastic Industry, Entrepreneurial Profit Motive, and Resource Controls 5. The Nigerian Economic Environment 6. Entrepreneurs and the Profit Motive 7. Resource Control Methods in the Plastic Firms 8. The Informal Sector Economic Activates Part 3: General Summary, and Conclusions 9. Women in a Hausa Society 10. Entrepreneurs and Business Success 11. Economic Development: A General Appraisal 12. Summary and Conclusion.
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