• Abebe Techan Tolossa *
Keywords: Unemployment, Own Business, Family Business, Self-Employment, stakeholders


Entrepreneurshiphas captured the attention of both scholars and policy makers during the last few decades. The main reason of this concern is the growing need for entrepreneurs who accelerate economic development through generating new ideas and converting them into profitable ventures. However, very little is known about what factors affect self-employment decisions of individuals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Therefore, thorough understanding of these factors is essential for different stakeholders. This study examines personal and environmental factors affecting self-employment decision in Addis Ababa. Questionnaire is used to collect data from 150 business owners and 100paid employees. The results show that individual’s self-employment decision is considerably influencedby gender, educational attainment, marital status andfamily business background


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Author Biography

Abebe Techan Tolossa *
Ambo University, Ambo, Ethiopia, Eastern Africa


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How to Cite
*, A. T. T. (2019). FACTORS AFFECTING ENTREPRENEURSHIPDEVELOPMENT IN ETHIOPIA . International Journal For Research In Business, Management And Accounting (ISSN: 2455-6114), 5(4), 01-14. Retrieved from https://gnpublication.org/index.php/bma/article/view/850