AbstractsBusiness Management & Administration

Purchase behaviour of microcredit in bottom of pyramid markets: the case of war-affected youth in Sri Lanka

by Charles Dickens Jebarajakirthy

Institution: Swinburne University of Technology
Department: Faculty of
Degree: PhD
Year: 2015
Keywords: Bottom of pyramid market; Purchase behaviour; War-affected youth; Microcredit; Attitudinal determinants; Antecedents
Record ID: 1065251
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/392928


The main aim of this research is to investigate the purchase behaviour of microcredit amongst war-affected youth who are an integral part of the bottom of pyramid (BOP) market. This study was carried out amongst youth selected from the war-affected Northern and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka. This research proposes a unique and integrated conceptual model to enhance war-affected youth's purchase intentions of microcredit. Also, the findings of this study can be utilised by microcredit marketers and other relevant stakeholders in war-affected areas, such as public policy makers, to enhance youth's purchase intentions of microcredit. Consequently, youth's entrepreneurial activities can be increased in post-war era, which can address their unemployment and benefit the society at large.