Transgenerational business legacies and intergenerational succession among the Igbos (Nigeria)

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Igwe, Paul, Madichie, Nnamdi and Amoncar, Nihar 2020. Transgenerational business legacies and intergenerational succession among the Igbos (Nigeria). Small Enterprise Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/13215906.2020.1751692
AuthorsIgwe, Paul, Madichie, Nnamdi and Amoncar, Nihar
Abstract

The main purpose of this study is to highlight the entrepreneurial exploits of an ethnic group within the African context. The research context is the Igbos in Eastern Nigeria who have been celebrated as the pinnacle of African entrepreneurship. The study also draws on the narratives of 25 experienced business owners, and the emerging data thematically analysed to identify key variables associated with transgenerational business legacies and succession. Additional insight on salient cultural and community nuances like the role of Di-okpara (first son), Umunna (sons of the land), Ikwu (members of a Kindred) and Umuada (daughters of the land) were unravelled through interview transcripts and validated by respondents. These insights inform a contribution to the discourse of ethnic or indigenous entrepreneurship, which has both theoretical and policy implications.

KeywordsIndigenous Entrepreneurship; Transgenerational Legacy; Intergenerational Succession; Igbos; Eastern Nigeria
Year2020
JournalSmall Enterprise Research
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN1321-5906
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/13215906.2020.1751692
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/624718
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Publication dates17 Apr 2020
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Deposited24 Apr 2020, 10:58
Accepted13 Jan 2020
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ContributorsUniversity of Lincoln, Abertay University Dundee and University of Derby
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