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Africa, the Informal Economy, and the Hermeneutic Circle

Advancing Research Methodology in the African Context: Techniques, Methods, and Designs

ISBN: 978-1-78441-490-0, eISBN: 978-1-78441-489-4

ISSN: 1479-8387

Publication date: 26 November 2014

Abstract

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We believe this chapter will motivate management and strategy scholars to examine the role of informal economic activity in the perpetuation of poverty in Africa and provide a starting point for developing the tools necessary to engage in research that creates a real and deep understanding of the contexts of poverty on the African continent.

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Madsen, G.C., Bednar, J.S. and Godfrey, P.C. (2014), "Africa, the Informal Economy, and the Hermeneutic Circle", Advancing Research Methodology in the African Context: Techniques, Methods, and Designs (Research Methodology in Strategy and Management, Vol. 10), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 133-166. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-838720140000010007

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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