Research Papers/Topics in Entrepreneurship

FACTORS INFLUENCING AGRIPRENEURSHIP AMONG GRADUATES IN NIGERIA

This study examines the Factors Influencing Agripreneurship among Graduates in Nigeria (A Study of Gwagwalada Area Council, FCT- Abuja). The main objective is to assess the factors influencing agripreneurship and their role in agripreneurship performance among young graduate in Nigeria. As part of the methodology, the study adopted both primary and secondary sources of data. The data were analyzed using the simple percentages method of data and ordinary least square regression was used as the...

Nigerian SMEs Responses to the Power Sector Reforms 1999 to 2015

This project is interplay of all the stakeholders in power section in Nigeria during the major intervention by way of reform from Government. All the attaining policies and circulars leading to the unbundling of Nigeria Electricity Power Authority (NEPA). This work covered the expected impact on the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME). Many questions the project asked and tried to address them. majorly, these expectations from SMEs where the met? The challenges the Generating companies (GENCOS...

Entrepreneurial Capital and Perceived Performance of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (Smes) in Kano State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT  Many SMEs are winding up, only few SMEs owners have been able to sustain wealth past one generation, many of the ventures have failed rather than change ownership. Most SMEs die in their infancy with very few like 5% survive and grow to maturity. The main objective of this research study was to examine the relationship between entrepreneurial capital and the perceived performance of SMEs in Kano State, Nigeria. This Dissertation specifically investigated the relationships between e...

Entrepreneurship Education and Venture Creation Potential among Colleges of Education Graduates in Kano State Nigeria

ABSTRACT  Most policymakers and academics agree that entrepreneurship is vital to the development and well-being of a society in various forms, for instance, in jobs creation, provision of goods and service. For that reason, many countries including Nigeria saw the light in dealing with graduates' unemployment that becomes molestful to them. Entrepreneurship education was introduced by Federal Government of Nigeria to be offered by students in all tertiary institutions irrespective of studen...

Entrepreneurship Skills and Youth Business Empowerment in Doguwa Local Government, Kano State, Nigeria

,).>,).>~.> ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to establish the effect of entrepreneztrshi~ ski/is on youth business empowerment in Doguwa local government. The objectives that guided the study inc/nc/ed the following: i,) to ident~/j the effect oftechnical skills on youth business empowerment in Doguwa local government; ii,) to determine the effect of managerial skills on youth business empowerment in Doguwa local government, iii) to establish the effect of economic opportunity identUic...

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 problem of l...

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 individual ...

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

ABSTRACT The 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 influe...

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

ABSTRACT The 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 benefi...

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 litera...

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

ABSTRACT The rationale of this study was to provide insights into the relationship between capital structure and financial performance of Kenya’s banking industry. The pioneer work on capital structure by Modigliani and Miller (1958) despite of the unrealistic assumptions has been source of inspirations for scholars. Their propositions state that the market value of any firm and its cost of capital are independent of its capital structure in presence of perfect market conditions. The genera...

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

ABSTRACT Human 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 co...

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 design, 200...