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- The adoption of Grameen II micro-finance model in developing grassroots entrepreneurial activity in Cambodia
- Selvarajah, Christopher; Moeung, Makara; Masli, Eryadi K.
- In the past few decades, micro-finance has been popular in developing countries, such as in Bangladesh and India; it was used to enable the poor to engage in income generating activities, and provide self-employment for themselves and their families; in turn this has helped to fight the many negative aspects of poverty. However, poverty is a multi-dimensional problem. It cannot depend on micro-finance alone to abolish poverty. It needs a comprehensive strategy to address the multiplier effects of poverty. The results from this study showed that most of the micro-finance providers in Cambodia were mainly focused on credit provision, which suggests that the majority of micro-entrepreneurs in Cambodia have not yet been fully serviced by institutional micro-finance providers. The study also concluded that the Grameen II model is well suited to the developing grassroots entrepreneurial activity in Cambodia.
- Publication type
- Conference paper
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Business and Enterprise
- Proceedings of the Joint Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research and DIANA International Entrepreneurship Conference (ACERE DIANA 2012), Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia, 31 January-03 February 2012, pp. 1-15
- Publication year
- Cambodia; Entrepreneurship in emerging markets; Grameen model; Microfinancing
- Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2012.
- Peer reviewed