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ISSN : 2233-4165(Print)
ISSN : 2233-5382(Online)
Journal of Industrial Distribution & Business Vol.8 No.3 pp.5-9
DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.13106/ijidb.2017.vol8.no3.5.

Sustainable Entrepreneurship among Rural Women in Nigeria: An Assessment of Benefits

Fardeen Dodo *, Rajasekhara Mouly Potluri**, Saratu Gazara***
*Instructor, Entrepreneurship, School of Business&Entrepreneurship, American University of Nigeria.**Corresponding Author, Associate Professor, Management/Marketing,
School of Business & Entrepreneurship, American University of Nigeria, Lamido Zubairu Way, Yola Township By-Pass, PMB. 2250, YOLA, Adamawa State, Nigeria. Tel: +234-805-980-4112,
E-mail:raja.potluri@aun.edu.ng, prmouly24@gmail.com
, ***Graduate Student, School of Business & Entrepreneurship,
American University of Nigeria.
May 8, 2017. May 30, 2017. June 15, 2017.

Abstract

Purpose - While sustainability is based on the argument that the world’s resources are finite and their demand will ultimately surpass supply, entrepreneurship on the other hand argues that there are inherent opportunities to address this through conserving, recycling, switching to more renewable resources and making effective use of available finite resources.
Research design, data, and methodology - In response to the lack of scientific information on the outcomes of entrepreneurship in rural Nigeria, this paper surveys the benefits (social, economic and environmental) of women engagement in waste plastic bags recycling in Adamawa State of Nigeria. A descriptive research design was adopted and data was collected from 26 respondents with the use of a semi-structured questionnaire, which was analyzed using descriptive statistics and presented in frequency tables.
Results - Results indicated that 21 women have gained employment, who would have remained unemployed; 80.8% of who make profits below 10000 Naira per month and collectively, they recycle 179.3kg of waste polythene bag per month.
Conclusions - It was recommended that the women should be further their education; adequate records of costs and sales should be kept; and savings should be encouraged among them.


JEL Classification:: : L26, L31, N87, O18.

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