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Eliciting a profile of handicraft entrepreneurs in Maboneng, Natasha Mwila and Mtendere Wemba

Natasha Katuta Mwila, Mtendere Caroline Wemba
Monash University – South Africa Campus, Roodepoort
South Africa
Email: natasha.mwila@monash.edu

DOI: 10.1108/WJEMSD-03-2017-0011

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore and articulate the profile of handicraft entrepreneurs operating in the Maboneng precinct of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Design/methodology/approach: This study is qualitative in nature – implementing a phenomenology through which cases of four handicraft entrepreneurs are developed.
Findings: Handicraft entrepreneurs in Maboneng possess a spiritually motivated profile that does not allow them to be neatly characterised in the profiles of the literature.
Originality/value: This study contributes to addressing the dearth of knowledge in the literature on the profile of entrepreneurs in Africa. It provides insights on the spiritual motivation of artisanal entrepreneurs in particular who represent a part of the largest proportion of African small-scale entrepreneurial activity.
Keywords: Qualitative; South Africa; Phenomenology; Entrepreneurial profile; Handicraft.
Citation: Mwila, N.K. and Wemba, M.C. (2018), "Eliciting a profile of handicraft entrepreneurs in Maboneng", World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 14 No. 2, pp. 114-125. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJEMSD-03-2017-0011

WJEMSD V14 N2 2018 Mwila_Wemba.pdf
WJEMSD V14 N2 2018 Mwila_Wemba.pdf
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