Transgenerational Business Legacies and Intergenerational Succession among the Igbos (Nigeria)

Igwe, Paul Agu, Madichie, Nnamdi O. and Nihar, Amoncar (2020) Transgenerational Business Legacies and Intergenerational Succession among the Igbos (Nigeria). Small Enterprise Research . ISSN 1321-5906

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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.

Keywords:Indigenous Entrepreneurship, Transgenerational Legacy, Intergenerational Succession, Igbos, Eastern Nigeria
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N215 Organisational Development
N Business and Administrative studies > N200 Management studies
N Business and Administrative studies > N211 Strategic Management
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:40066
Deposited On:05 Feb 2020 16:22

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