Co-production in business training in microfinance institutions: a conceptual approach.

Abeysekera, R., Patton, D. and Mullineux, A., 2015. Co-production in business training in microfinance institutions: a conceptual approach. World review of entrepreneurship management and sustainable development, 23 (3), pp. 299-319.

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DOI: 10.1142/S0218495815500107


Recent developments in service literature highlight the importance of co-production between the firm and the client in order to create value. This paper presents a model of co-production within the context of microfinance provision and investigates the dyadic relationship between Trainers from microfinance institutions (MFIs) and the Owner Managers of micro and small enterprises (MSEs). The paper develops a model that identifies the factors that facilitate co-production between Trainers and Owner Managers. It also goes on to examine how these factors foster the outcomes that ensue for the businesses and MFIs concerned. The model offers researchers a framework for empirical studies in the microfinance setting. Furthermore, microfinance policy makers can use this model to formulate strategies that offer numerous benefits to both MFIs and Owner Managers.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Microfinance; co-production; business counselling; Micro and Small Enterprises
Group:Faculty of Management
ID Code:22886
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:11 Nov 2015 12:40
Last Modified:26 Sep 2016 15:38


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