In Violence as in Peace
Violent Conflict and Rural Entrepreneurship in the Philippines
Using case studies of entrepreneurship in two rural barangays in Central Visayas in the Philippines, this paper argues that conflict has little impact on the decision to start or continue entrepreneurial activities when it is many people's only risk-coping strategy. Conflict does, however, impact on the investment or expansion decision of an entrepreneur. The context of the conflict determines how entrepreneurs are affected by the conflict and this, in turn, determines how they will correspondingly behave.