Research Papers/Topics in Entrepreneurship

An Eclectic Theory of Entrepreneurship: Three Level Analysis for Developing Entrepreneurship Policy in Pakistan

AbstractThe study was intended to recommend guidelines for developing entrepreneurship policy in Pakistan. For this purpose An Eclectic Theory of Entrepreneurship was used as theoretical frame work to analyze empirical research studies and available reports at three different levels. At micro level, low literacy rate was found to be foremost requirement for developing entrepreneurship. Lack of knowledge based economic system was found to be the center of problem at me...

Going Global: Exploring the Obstacles for Social Entrepreneurs

AbstractSocial enterprises (SE), firms with mission to enhance the social wealth and the common good are increasingly becoming significant to the socio-economic development of nations. Like conventional small and medium business enterprises, a number of social enterprises aspire to play active role across national borders and having serious constraints to scale through. Though both forms of enterprises participate in global business environment, issues that confront SEs and their internationa...

Determinants Of Entrepreneurs Business Innovative Behaviour In Beach Management Units Along Lake Victoria, Kenya

Entrepreneurship is the mainstream of economic development of the county. Progressive economic development is attainable where entrepreneur’s innovative activities create new business or add value to existing businesses. This is not the case in BMUs along Lake Victoria Region as majority of entrepreneurs in this region start business which are duplicates of the existing ones. Entrepreneurs in Business Management Units along Lake Victoria Region are therefore not innovative. The proble...

Dimensions Of Competitive Advantage And The Performance Of Medium Scale Manufacturing Enterprises In Nairobi City County Kenya

ABSTRACT The problem of the study was that the Medium Scale Manufacturing Enterprises in Kenya have continued to decline in their performance as shown by Kenya’s Economic Survey results. The purpose of this study was therefore to analyse the dimensions of competitive advantage and the performance of medium scale manufacturing enterprises in Nairobi City County. The study also sought to determine the moderating effect of environmental constraints on the relationship between the ind...

Factors Influencing Growth Of Micro-Enterprises Manufacturing Metallic Products At Kamukunji In Nairobi, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe study examines factors influencing growth of micro-enterprises manufacturing metallic products at Kamukunji in Nairobi. Literature review indicates that concepts, theories, and factors influencing growth featured in this study are largely developed from studies in Western countries, particularly United States and Europe, but their applicability to micro-enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa is contestable. The existing research gap shows that there has been no study on factors influen...

The Relationship Between Business Management Training And Small And Medium-Sized Enterprises’ Growth In Kenya

ABSTRACTThe study looked into the relationship between training and small and medium-sized enterprises‟ growth in Kenya. Lack of basic skills in business management and entrepreneurship seems to be a major drawback in the growth and development of the SME sector. Despite the various research studies conducted in the past on SME training, there has been poor coordination of the effect of the training offered. Service providers in the SME are not clear to what extent the entrepreneurs benefit...

Factors That Influence Internationalization Of Medium Sized Firms In Kenya

ABSTRACT The aim of this thesis is to examine why majority of Medium sized firms in Kenya remain focused on the domestic market. While some firms have internationalized their operations, they only do it at a very limited scale even though they may be facing somewhat similar market conditions abroad. The specific focus of this study therefore is to examine the factors that influence internationalization of medium sized firms in Kenya. A diverse explanation to this problem exists in the l...

Effects Of Capital Structure On Financial Performance Of Commercial Banks In Kenya

ABSTRACTThe rationale of this study was to provide insights into the relationship between capitalstructure and financial performance of Kenya’s banking industry. The pioneer work oncapital structure by Modigliani and Miller (1958) despite of the unrealistic assumptionshas been source of inspirations for scholars. Their propositions state that the marketvalue of any firm and its cost of capital are independent of its capital structure inpresence of perfect market conditions. The general obje...

Influence Of Micro Finance Services On Growth Of Women Owned Enterprises In Kitui Central Subcounty.

ABSTRACTMicro finance plays a major role in many gender and development strategies becauseof its direct relationship to both poverty alleviation and to the empowerment ofwomen. Poverty reduction has become the object of unprecedented attention globallysince 1990’s. In Kenya and elsewhere, micro finance institutions have been on therise with micro credits having been portrayed as a way to reach poor people in thedevelopment process, meet the UN Millennium Development Goals, and as a newinnov...

An Assessment Of The Role Of Entrepreneurial Action In Influencing Growth Of Rural Farm Enterprises: A Case Of Selected Districts In Zambia

ABSTRACTHuman actions involved in identifying and exploiting opportunities for start-ups and enterprise growth have been studied for some time now (Bird & Schjoedt, 2009; Gartner, Carter, & Reynolds, 2010). But how these actions are triggered and what role they play particularly in rural enterprise growth is a matter that has remained relatively un-researched. Despite the understanding that enterprise growth/failure is an outcome of the entrepreneurial processes, which are emergent from a com...

Perceptions Of Owners Of Small And Medium Scale Enterprises On The Ghana Alternative Exchange: Evidence From Accra Metropolis.

ABSTRACT The importance of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises is being considered crucial to the economic development strategies of every economy. It is therefore, important to consider conditions that would ensure sustained growth in this sector. Finance is considered as the life blood of every organisation and most firms rely on finance not only for survival but for growth and expansion. Access to finance is usually restricted to SMEs by financial institutions with simple reason ...

Perceptions Of Owners Of Small And Medium Scale Enterprises On The Ghana Alternative Exchange: Evidence From Accra Metropolis

ABSTRACT The importance of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises is being considered crucial to the economic development strategies of every economy. It is therefore, important to consider conditions that would ensure sustained growth in this sector. Finance is considered as the life blood of every organisation and most firms rely on finance not only for survival but for growth and expansion. Access to finance is usually restricted to SMEs by financial institutions with simple reason ...

Market Knowledge And Personal Values: Implications For The Growth Of Small Enterprises In The Cape Coast Metropolis

ABSTRACT The resource-based and upper echelon theories have raised concerns against the unexplored human factors affecting the growth of small firms. This has created an incomplete view of factors affecting small enterprise growth in Ghana. This study, therefore, examines the implications of the personality and market knowledge of the individual managers on the growth of small enterprises in the Cape Coast Metropolis. Using a pragmatic approach and an explanatory sequential mixed...

Access to Microfinance by Small and Medium Entreprises in the Accra Metropolis

ABSTRACT This study examined access to microfinance by Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Accra metropolis. A survey was therefore designed to evaluate the access to SMEs in the metropolis of Accra. The population of the study was 50, which comprised SMEs and Microfinance Institutions (MFIs). A sample of thirty-four SMEs and 6 MFIs were used for the study. An interview guide and a questionnaire were used separately to collect data from MFIs and SMEs. The return rate of data was 6 (7...

ASSESSMENT OF OPERATIONS OF TILAPIA FARMERS IN THE ASUOGYAMAN DISTRICT OF GHANA

ABSTRACT Tilapia farming is expanding across the world because this type of fishes can be cultured under very basic conditions and so is ideal for rural subsistence farming, yet is amenable to more sophisticated, market-oriented culture programmes. This therefore informed the decision to look into the operation of tilapia farmers. The study focused on assessing the operations of tilapia farmers in the Asuogyaman District of Ghana. The study adopted a descriptive approach. The study rel...


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