“Employment Didn’t Give me Enough Security”. Why Entrepreneurship has Become an Opportunity and Security Measure for the Kenyan Middle Class
作者: Maike Voigt
作者单位: 1Maike Voigt, M.A., Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies, Bayreuth University, D-95440 Bayreuth.
刊名: Sociologus, 2018, Vol.68 (2), pp.171-190
来源数据库: 外文期刊
DOI: 10.3790/soc.68.2.171
关键词: EntrepreneurshipEmploymentMiddle classSecurityKenya
原始语种摘要: This paper addresses the current appeal which entrepreneurship has among many better-off Kenyans. The paradoxical impression that Kenyans give up stable and secure employment to venture into their own business is resolved by looking at it from three different angles. First, the article looks into how employment is perceived today by Kenyans and shows that fixed employment has lost a lot of the attraction it used to hold both for those who are employed and those who left employment behind. Second, the concept of entrepreneurship is scrutinized by addressing the government’s changing stance towards small businesses and by questioning the common characteristic of the entrepreneur as a risk-taker. It is argued that against the background of widespread governmental support, entrepreneurship...

  • employment 雇用
  • desirability 称心
  • Middle 中级牌黄麻
  • venture 冒险
  • security 可靠性
  • taker 计件矿工
  • towards 朝向
  • strategy 战略
  • entrepreneur 承包人
  • benefits 津贴费