Hybrid Entrepreneurship: Combining Employment and Self Employment in Nigeria

  • Olufemi Aladejebi University of Lagos Business School, Akoka
Keywords: Hybrid entrepreneurship, Self-employment, Learning theory, Real option theory, COVID 19

Abstract

Hybrid entrepreneurship is when a person is in employment and simultaneously engaging in entrepreneurial activities. Hybrid entrepreneurship is referred to as ‘side hustle' in Nigeria. Hybrid entrepreneurship may be an option in a situation where salaried workers are not sure of retaining their employment. The theoretical framework for the study is learning and real options theory. A quantitative research technique was used for the study. Questionnaires were administered to 150 respondents using a purposive sampling method. One hundred forty-five questionnaires were valid and analysed using a 5 Likert scale. It was observed that most of the hybrid business owners were employees in the public sector; the ages of the hybrid business owners were majorly between 31 and 50. Autonomy and the need for extra income are the main reasons employees run a business alongside their work.

Published
2020-08-06
How to Cite
Aladejebi, O. (2020). Hybrid Entrepreneurship: Combining Employment and Self Employment in Nigeria. Archives of Business Research, 8(7), 403-418. https://doi.org/10.14738/abr.87.8725