1st Edition

The Cultural Foundations of Economic Development Urban Female Entrepreneurship in Ghana

By Emily Chamlee-Wright Copyright 1997
    224 Pages
    by Routledge

    216 Pages
    by Routledge

    Chalmlee-Wright argues that international aid programmes have often been unsuccessful because they are imported.
    The economics of the Austrian School provide a far stronger theoretical framework which can introduce cultural analysis into questions of economic development and other market processes.

    Introduction Chapter One. Markets as an Extension of Culture Chapter Two. Economic and Cultural Knowledge: Ghanaian Economic Performance Through an Austrian Lens Chapter Three. The Cultural Foundation of Indigenous Entrepreneurship Chapter Four. Indigenous Credit, Mutual Assistance Societies and Economic Development: Prospects and Impediments Chapter Five. Towards an Interpretive Economics: Three Profiles of Urban Market Women Chapter Six. Conclusion. Culture and Economic Development within the Subjectivist Framework Bibliography.


    Emily Chamlee-Wright is Assistant Professor of Economics at Beloit College, Wisconsin, USA

    'This is a good and serious contribution to the debate on economic development in Ghana and on the Austrian school more generally, which deserves to be widely read.' - Modern African Studies, Vol 36, No. 4 98