Financing Entrepreneurs in Post-conflict and Disaster Zones

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There is substantial evidence that entrepreneurship occurs in crisis, disaster, and post-conflict contexts. Scholars examining post-conflict and disaster zones commonly see entrepreneurship as a solution to such adverse contexts. Central to the entrepreneurship solution is the financing of entrepreneurial businesses. Firms are successful in entrepreneurial financing when they integrate asymmetric information and signal the right investors and funders. Taking a demand-side perspective, we conduct an integrative review of literature in management, entrepreneurial financing economics and entrepreneurship in post-conflict and disaster contexts and identify research opportunities. We then propose future areas of inquiry to address gaps in our understanding. Besides highlighting research gaps, our paper sheds light on the interplay between institutions, entrepreneurial financing and context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDe Gruyter Handbook of Entrepreneurial Finance
EditorsDavid Lingelbach
Number of pages15
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherDe Gruyter
Publication date2022
ISBN (Print)9783110726756
ISBN (Electronic)9783110726312, 9783110726350
Publication statusPublished - 2022
SeriesDe Gruyter Handbooks in Business, Economics and Finance

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