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Microfinance and Microentrepreneurship: Case studies in social innovation


  • Arvind Ashta


The paper presents a social innovation as an innovative business model with new social relations and indicates a few short cases to indicate how a social problem was addressed by a social innovation by entrepreneurial actions by microfinance service providers. The cases are from microcredit, microguarantee, microinsurance and microequity.

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  • Arvind Ashta, 2013. "Microfinance and Microentrepreneurship: Case studies in social innovation," Working Papers CEB 13-046, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
  • Handle: RePEc:sol:wpaper:2013/152678

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    Entrepreneurship; microfinance; microcredit; guarantee; insurance; equity; microangels;

    JEL classification:

    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • O16 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance
    • O17 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements
    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General


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