The purpose of this study is to explore how the uptake of digital technologies influences youth entrepreneurship in Kenya.
This study utilizes 28 semi-structured interviews with entrepreneurs age 21–35 in Nairobi, Kenya. Interview transcripts were analyzed using open- and closed-coding.
Millennial entrepreneurs embrace change and challenges by harnessing mobile technologies and social media. In doing so, they are engaging in what French sociologist Lévi-Strauss called “bricolage,” or “making do with what's at hand.”
This study explores a unique segment of entrepreneurs, Millennials in Kenya and identified the ways in which digital entrepreneurship represents a form of bricolage.
I owe a debt of gratitude to the faculty and staff at the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications at Penn State University, my affiliation at the time the work was completed. I would like to acknowledge the Africana Research Center and the Graduate School at Penn State for funding this work. Finally, I would like to acknowledge the Institute for Development Studies at the University of Nairobi for overseeing this work in Kenya.
Grzeslo, J. (2020), "A generation of bricoleurs: digital entrepreneurship in Kenya", World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 16 No. 4, pp. 403-412. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJEMSD-10-2019-0078
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