Health care entrepreneurship in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: an exploratory study
Bukonda, Ngoyi K.Z.
Disashi, Tumba G.
Lumbala, Crispin Wa Mbuyi
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Ngoyi K. Z. Bukonda, Masud Chand, Tumba G. Disashi, Crispin wa Mbuyi Lumbala, Benoit Mbiye; Health Care Entrepreneurship in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: An Exploratory Study; Journal of African Business Vol. 13, Iss. 2, 2012; DOI:10.1080/15228916.2012.693433
In this empirical study, the authors explore entrepreneurship in the health care business in the Eastern Kasai Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) using cross-cultural literature and the resource-based view to ground its analyses. The data were collected using a questionnaire targeted toward the health care entrepreneurs in Mbuji Mayi, the capital city of the Eastern Kasai Province in July 2010, which yielded 68 responses. The results indicated that the entrepreneurs were predominantly middle-aged Congolese men with backgrounds in the health services field who had raised their startup capital mostly from personal savings or friends and family. Their businesses, which were mostly in the form of sole proprietorships, were likely to be located in areas under served by public medical facilities and usually provided both curative and preventative medical services.
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