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Socio-environmental entrepreneurship and the provision of critical services in informal settlements

Författare och institution:
Jutta Gutberlet (-); Jaan-Henrik Kain (Institutionen för arkitektur, Chalmers); Belinda Nyakinya (-); Dickens Ochieng (-); Nicholas Odhiambo (-); Michael Oloko (-); John Omolo (-); Elvis Ozondi (-); Silas Otieno (-); Patrik Zapata (Förvaltningshögskolan); María José Zapata Campos (Gothenburg Research Institute (GRI))
Publicerad i:
Environment & Urbanization, 28 ( 1 ) s. 205–222
ISSN:
0956-2478
Publikationstyp:
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Publiceringsår:
2016
Språk:
engelska
Fulltextlänk:
Fulltextlänk (lokalt arkiv):
Sammanfattning (abstract):
This paper contributes to the understanding of processes by which small-scale entrepreneurs who provide household waste collection in informal settlements succeed in formalized co-production of such services. The paper draws on the social and solidarity economy and social and environmental entrepreneurship theoretical frameworks, which offer complementary understandings of diverse strategies to tackle everyday challenges. Two questions are addressed: How do informal waste collection initiatives get established, succeed and grow? What are the implications of this transition for the entrepreneurs themselves, the communities, the environmental governance system and the scholarship? A case study is presented, based on three waste picker entrepreneurs in Kisumu, Kenya, who have consolidated and expanded their operations in informal settlements but also extended social and environmental activities into formal settlements. The paper demonstrates how initiatives, born as community-based organizations, become successful social micro-enterprises, driven by a desire to address socioenvironmental challenges in their neighbourhoods.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Ekonomi och näringsliv ->
Företagsekonomi
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Sociologi
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Statsvetenskap ->
Studier av offentlig förvaltning
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Statsvetenskap ->
Globaliseringsstudier
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Social och ekonomisk geografi ->
Kulturgeografi
Nyckelord:
informal settlements / social and environmental entrepreneurship / social and solidarity economy / solid waste management
Chalmers styrkeområden:
Building Futures
Chalmers drivkrafter:
Hållbar utveckling
Postens nummer:
233000
Posten skapad:
2016-03-09 20:02
Posten ändrad:
2016-06-15 13:33

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