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dc.contributor.authorGomera William Clifford
dc.contributor.authorOreku George
dc.contributor.authorApiola Mikko
dc.contributor.authorSuhonen Jarkko
dc.contributor.editorDarryn R. Cornishen
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-03T12:22:12Z
dc.date.available2018-01-03T12:22:12Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttps://erepo.uef.fi/handle/123456789/5120
dc.description.abstractThe loan relationship between micro finance institutions (MFI) and micro businesses (MB) is crucial for the growth of small and micro businesses in Tanzania. Increase of smartphone ownership has opened possibilities to support small businesses with technology innovation. Our previous research has shown that the training services offered by MFIs to MBs face a number of challenges, for example poor attendace due to time and travel constraints. In this design science research (DSR) study, we engaged a team of a total of 50 MB and MFI owners, together with local software specialists and researchers, and designed a simple mobile application for delivery of learning materials, contextualised for the needs of MFIs and MBs. This paper describes the progress of this project, the developed prototypes, observations gained in each phase of the project, and recommendations for future research.en
dc.language.isoENen
dc.publisherIEEEen
dc.relation.ispartofAFRICON, 2017 IEEEen
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1109/AFRCON.2017.8095529en
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden
dc.subjectmobile trainingen
dc.subjectmicro businessen
dc.subjectmicrofinance institutionsen
dc.subjectdesign science researchen
dc.subjectfrugal innovationen
dc.titleMobile training in Micro Business: Design Science Research for frugal innovationen
dc.description.versionfinal draften
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Computing, activitiesen
uef.solecris.id51481011en
dc.type.publicationconferenceObjecten
dc.rights.accessrights© IEEEen
dc.relation.doi10.1109/AFRCON.2017.8095529en
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerRevieweden
dc.format.pagerange480-485en
dc.relation.isbn978-1-5386-2775-4en
dc.relation.issn2153-0033en
dc.relation.numberinseriesCFP17AFR-ARTen
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessen
dc.type.okmA4en
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersionen
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