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Business On Fire: A Study Of Motivations Behind Entrepreneurial Activities of Internally Displaced Persons in Kyiv

Bzekalava, Tamar LU (2016) MIDM19 20161
Department of Human Geography
LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management
Abstract
This study explored an exemplifying case of the business activities of Donbasi Internally
Displaced Persons in order to examine a relationship between entrepreneurs’ necessity
motivation and growth orientation. Three main questions were addressed to generate this
knowledge: How are displaced entrepreneurs making a living? Why are they doing what they are
doing? How do they foresee the future of their activities? An extensive qualitative data collection
included document review, expert interviews, fieldwork observations and two rounds of semistructured
interviews with 12 displaced entrepreneurs. The findings of this empirical material
showed that displaced entrepreneurs’ activities are differently influenced by the context. They
are... (More)
This study explored an exemplifying case of the business activities of Donbasi Internally
Displaced Persons in order to examine a relationship between entrepreneurs’ necessity
motivation and growth orientation. Three main questions were addressed to generate this
knowledge: How are displaced entrepreneurs making a living? Why are they doing what they are
doing? How do they foresee the future of their activities? An extensive qualitative data collection
included document review, expert interviews, fieldwork observations and two rounds of semistructured
interviews with 12 displaced entrepreneurs. The findings of this empirical material
showed that displaced entrepreneurs’ activities are differently influenced by the context. They
are pushed to pursue entrepreneurial activities in order to secure their livelihoods. Yet, the study
also found that this necessity can motivate people to innovate or seek profit opportunities that
were not available before the conflict. This research found that restoring their former quality of
life and livelihood is a factor that may motivate displaced entrepreneurs’ future growth
ambitions. Based on this evidence, the study concluded that necessity-motivated entrepreneurial
activities result from different motivations in short and long-term perspectives. For this reason,
necessity motivation can not predict the growth ambitions and contribution potential of
entrepreneurs. (Less)
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author
Bzekalava, Tamar LU
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organization
course
MIDM19 20161
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
entrepreneurship, motivation, necessity, opportunity, growth, displacement, conflict, crisis, IDPs, livelihood, Kyiv, Donbas, Ukraine, business, support, contribution
language
English
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8880932
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2016-08-25 13:22:40
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2016-08-25 13:22:40
@misc{8880932,
  abstract     = {This study explored an exemplifying case of the business activities of Donbasi Internally
Displaced Persons in order to examine a relationship between entrepreneurs’ necessity
motivation and growth orientation. Three main questions were addressed to generate this
knowledge: How are displaced entrepreneurs making a living? Why are they doing what they are
doing? How do they foresee the future of their activities? An extensive qualitative data collection
included document review, expert interviews, fieldwork observations and two rounds of semistructured
interviews with 12 displaced entrepreneurs. The findings of this empirical material
showed that displaced entrepreneurs’ activities are differently influenced by the context. They
are pushed to pursue entrepreneurial activities in order to secure their livelihoods. Yet, the study
also found that this necessity can motivate people to innovate or seek profit opportunities that
were not available before the conflict. This research found that restoring their former quality of
life and livelihood is a factor that may motivate displaced entrepreneurs’ future growth
ambitions. Based on this evidence, the study concluded that necessity-motivated entrepreneurial
activities result from different motivations in short and long-term perspectives. For this reason,
necessity motivation can not predict the growth ambitions and contribution potential of
entrepreneurs.},
  author       = {Bzekalava, Tamar},
  keyword      = {entrepreneurship,motivation,necessity,opportunity,growth,displacement,conflict,crisis,IDPs,livelihood,Kyiv,Donbas,Ukraine,business,support,contribution},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Business On Fire: A Study Of Motivations Behind Entrepreneurial Activities of Internally Displaced Persons in Kyiv},
  year         = {2016},
}