Lessons from the Poor: Triumph of the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Lessons from the Poor: Triumph of the Entrepreneurial Spirit

by Alvaro Vargas Llosa
     
 

ISBN-10: 159813020X

ISBN-13: 9781598130201

Pub. Date: 05/01/2008

Publisher: Independent Institute, The

An important contribution to the literature of economic development, this book presents case studies of productive entrepreneurship in contemporary Africa and Latin America. It looks at the growth of Kenya's chain stores and one-person kiosks, the rise of barter clubs in Argentina, and Nigeria's clothing-design industry to illustrate economists' insights about

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An important contribution to the literature of economic development, this book presents case studies of productive entrepreneurship in contemporary Africa and Latin America. It looks at the growth of Kenya's chain stores and one-person kiosks, the rise of barter clubs in Argentina, and Nigeria's clothing-design industry to illustrate economists' insights about entrepreneurship and the role that government regulations often play in impeding economic development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598130201
Publisher:
Independent Institute, The
Publication date:
05/01/2008
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents


Foreword   James D. Gwartney     vii
Introduction: Lessons from the Poor   Alvaro Vargas Llosa     xi
Amid Hopelessness, Hopeful Investment: The Case of the Ananos Family and Kola Real   Daniel Cordova     1
Defeating Poverty Doing Business: The Case of the Flores Family and Topy Top   Daniel Cordova     55
Nakumatt: A Kenyan Supermarket   June Arunga   Scott Beaulier     121
The Nigerian Clothing Design Industry   Thompson Ayodele     163
Barter Clubs in Argentina: The Market's Response to the Failure of the State   Martin Simonetta   Gustavo Lazzari   Gabriel Gasave     209
Freedom, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Growth   Joshua C. Hall   Russell S. Sobel     247
About the Editor and Contributors     269
Index     274

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