The role of social networks in development of small-scale enterprises in the Chimanimani district of Zimbabwe

The past decade has witnessed an increased interest in the concept of social networks after the seminal theses of Coleman (1988) and Putnam (1993). An area that has attracted a great deal of interest is the value of social networks in small-scale enterprise development. This paper interrogates the role of social networks in the establishment and expansion of rural non-farm enterprises in the Chimanimani district of Zimbabwe and established that rural non-farm entrepreneurs resort to their social networks for information and other resources needed to establish and expand their enterprises, and that there are some gender differences in the use of the various social networks.


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Issue Date:
Mar 31 2010
Publication Type:
Journal Article
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Record Identifier:
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/61995
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/61995
Published in:
Agrekon, 49, 1
Page range:
17-38
Total Pages:
22
Series Statement:
Volume 49
No.1




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