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FACTORS AFFECTING BUSINESS INFORMALITY AMONG EGYPTIAN OPPORTUNITY ENTREPRENEURS: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY?
Vol. Volume 21, Number 4 December/2016

KAREEM ElHENNAWI
There are many underlying reasons justifying the importance of researching the informal economy from the academic and the practical perspectives. Evidence suggests that commercial activities generated by the informal economy could constitute an average of thirty percent of all commercial activities across the world with informal entrepreneurship consuming a big chunk of such activities. This research will focus on exploring the antecedents of informal entrepreneurship in Egypt as a developing country that is still undergoing a complicated political and economic phase that started in the financial crisis of 2008 passing by the revolution in 2011 and the subsequent corrective revolution in 2013.

Keywords: Informal economy; entrepreneurship; opportunity entrepreneurs; Africa; Egypt; developing countries; qualitative research; grounded theory.