ECSB Webinars

The ECSB’s webinar series continues in winter 2019 in co-operation with ISBE. Participation is free for ECSB and ISBE members, but registration is required. Programme and registration links will be updated below.

30 January 2019 at 1.00 pm CEST: "Micro-Family Businesses: Networking Dynamics and Business Survival in a Developing Context" by PhD Bamidele Wale-Oshinowo

The webinar will begin with an initial review of the networking activities of micro-family businesses clustered in notable marketplaces in Lagos, Nigeria. This is an attempt to create a discourse on how micro-enterprises owned by business families harness and deploy the network resources embedded in their unique social and kinship structures. One of the significant findings is the use of communal resources by these micro-family businesses in accessing a wide range of network resources. Bamidele’s initial discussion will be centred on defining Family Businesses within the African context with a clear delineation of kinship ties and other factors such as key dimensions shaping traditional family practices and values in Nigeria. Thereafter, the dependence of the linkage between networks (informal and formal) and business growth on ‘communal resource embeddedness’ will be explored in detail. Lastly, it is important to mention that at this stage, the discussion would be to show ‘how’ and ‘the extent’ to which this is so.

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