This article compares microenterprise performance in the United States and Uganda. In-depth interview data and published sources suggest that many of the same factors affect business performance in both countries although scale and details vary considerably. Micro, mezzo, and macro strategies are proposed to maximize entrepreneurial effort, reduce barriers, and strengthen institutional and policy support in both contexts.
Subsequent publication: Sherraden, M. S., Ssewamala, F. M., & Sanders, C. K. (2003). Microenterprise performance: A comparison of experiences in the United States and Uganda. Social Development Issues, 25(1/2), 219–234.