Research Papers/Topics in Entrepreneurship

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...

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...

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...