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dc.contributor.authorOwoseni, Adebowale
dc.contributor.authorWakunuma, Kutoma
dc.contributor.authorTolani, Adedamola
dc.contributor.authorTwinomurinzi, Hossana
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-09T14:44:37Z
dc.date.available2020-07-09T14:44:37Z
dc.date.issued2020-06-10
dc.identifier.citationOwoseni, A., Wakunuma, K., Tolani, A. and Twinomurinzi, H. (2020) Exploring gender gaps: how Nigerian micro-business owners use mobile apps for business. 2020 IFIP WG9.4 European Conference on the Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries (online), 10-11 June 2020.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/19983
dc.description.abstractThis study examined how men and women who own micro-businesses in Lagos, Nigeria, use mobile apps for business. The paper analyses the findings from Amartya Sen’s capability approach viewpoint. The two key findings suggest that women micro-business owners make more use of mobile apps compared to men and that they tend to exit micro-businesses as they grow older indicating a possible influence of patriarchy in African contexts. Specifically, women seized opportunities presented by mobile apps to acquire capabilities to function; and they adopt mobile apps to enhance their wellbeing and freedom despite the restrictions and responsibilities in the patriarchal environments typical of low-income countries. The insignificant gender gap in certain mobile app usages presents new perspectives to debates on gender (economic) gaps, inequality, women empowerment, and technology uptake in low-income country contexts.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectMobile apps usageen
dc.subjectGender gapen
dc.subjectMicro-business ownersen
dc.subjectMicro-businessesen
dc.subjectCapability approachen
dc.titleExploring Gender Gaps: How Nigerian Micro Business Owners Use Mobile Apps for Businessen
dc.typeConferenceen
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderNo external funderen
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
dc.date.acceptance2020-05-10


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