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Title:The Theory of the Dual Economy and African Entrepreneurship in Kenya
Author:Steele, David
Year:1975
Periodical:Journal of Development Studies
Volume:12
Issue:1
Period:October
Pages:18-38
Language:English
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:dual economy
black entrepreneurs
Economics and Trade
Development and Technology
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/00220387508421558
Abstract:Models of the dual economy so permeate research and policy that some very important developments are being overlooked. Their implications could considerably shift the emphasis of policy. This paper looks at this aspect of an important piece of research on Kenyan African businessmen and puts it into a context of the dual economy. The implications of a third sector in Kenya are examined alongside some Kenyan data. Sections: Marris and Somerset on African businessmen - The misleading theories of the dual economy in relation to small business programmes - Kenya as a three sector economy - The evidence for the significant existence of the intermediate sector - The impact on policy Cowards assisting the development of African entrepreneurship, and in particular on the rural industry programme, of this criticism of dualism. Ref., notes, tables, appendices.
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