Maybe this will enlarge too much the discussion. Several factors that appear to me when I did look at it, may be on a different angle such as human behavioral factor, education level of those successful business men, as well as from an infrastructure enablement and a cultural mind set. The importance of the real human relationship, the bank system which is not there to support, the tribal / family entourage and behavior, the infrastructure which is not there. My personal vision is to agree with Tokman (1992), they are doing that to make a living for them, the family, the enlarged family and to bring back to the community (the village, the tribe or ethnic). It may be more about survivorship that entrepreneurship. The question asked by Elizabeth is right: how can we say that all wage workers are looking for a wage job! It is a question of opportunity, and circumstances at that moment.