Components of a Financial Education Technology for Micro-entrepreneurs in Brazil

Authors

  • Nathaniel Archer Lawrence Núcleo Interdisciplinar de Educação Financeira at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4119/jsse-1197

Keywords:

Financial education, education technology, pedagogy, economic development, entrepreneurship training

Abstract

Purpose: This article designs a pedagogy and scalable technological solution to provide Brazilian micro- and small enterprises with guidance in business management habitdevelopment.

Approach: The study demonstrates the need for formalized micro-entrepreneurship training and, given general financial education programs’ poor performance, considers micro-entrepreneurs’ fundamental educational needs.

Findings: The analysis provides three fundamental components to consider in microentrepreneurship training design: content utility, communication intelligibility, and material interactivity.

Research implications: The proposed pedagogy and virtual trainer technology suggest further study and development of optimal approaches to content utility, communication intelligibility, and material interactivity to improve micro-entrepreneurial habit-development and economic development.

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Published

2019-05-16