Financial Entrepreneurship for Economic Growth in Emerging Nations

Financial Entrepreneurship for Economic Growth in Emerging Nations

Atsede Woldie (University of South Wales, UK) and Brychan Thomas (University of South Wales, UK)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: July, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 304|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2700-8
ISBN13: 9781522527008|ISBN10: 1522527001|EISBN13: 9781522527015


Entrepreneurial endeavors are a pivotal driving force behind the modern business sector. These enterprises play a significant role in the development and sustainability of a nation’s economy.

Financial Entrepreneurship for Economic Growth in Emerging Nations is an innovative reference source for the latest scholarly research on strategies and techniques for financing small and medium-sized enterprises in the context of developing nations. Including a range of pertinent topics such as microinsurance, risk management, and advertising, this book is ideal for managers, academics, professionals, graduate students, and practitioners interested in the dynamics of financial entrepreneurship.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Advertising
  • Credit Availability
  • Financial Reporting
  • Microfinance
  • Microinsurance
  • Poverty Reduction
  • Risk Management

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Atsede Woldie is Professor of Banking and Finance and a Programme Director for International Finance and Banking at the School of Law, Accounting and Finance in the Faculty of Business and Society at the University of South Wales, and is currently a key member of a Financial and Professional Services Centre. She has lecturing experience at the Ethiopian Management Institute, Addis Ababa University, and Birmingham University. Professor Woldie is a qualified and certified Management Educator and Programme Developer. She has developed various programmes including International MBA, MSc Management and Development of the International financial system, and MSc in Islamic banking and finance. Professor Woldie has published widely in many refereed academic journals in the field of total quality management control of the delivery of banking services as well as small business finance in international journals. She has also been involved in consultancy projects funded by international organizations. She has successfully supervised 5 PhDs in Banking and Finance. Current research includes: financial development and poverty reduction, Islamic banking, service quality in banking and small business finance, and female entrepreneurs in the transitional economy.
Brychan Thomas is a Visiting Professor in Innovation Policy at the University of South Wales, a Doctoral Supervisor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Gloucestershire, and an Examiner for the International Baccalaureate Business and Management Diploma. He has a Science degree and an MSc in the Social Aspects of Science and Technology from Aston University and a PhD in Science and Technology Policy, CNAA, London. Before retiring in October 2012, he was Reader in Innovation Policy at the University of Glamorgan Business School. He has over 390 publications in the areas of science communication, entrepreneurship and innovation and small business - including 134 refereed journal articles and 130 refereed conference papers. His books include Triple Entrepreneurial Connection: College, Government and Industry (2000), E-Commerce Adoption and Small Business in the Global Marketplace: Tools for Optimization (2010, co-editor), Innovation and Small Business, Volumes 1 and 2 (2011, co-editor), author of Technology-Based Entrepreneurship (2013), and co-editor of Academic Working Lives: Experience, Practice and Change (hardback 2014, paperback 2015).