South Africa SME's Experience of Enterprise

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dc.contributor.author Macharia, Patrick
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-19T11:04:51Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-19T11:04:51Z
dc.date.issued 2011-04-19
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/9546
dc.description MBA - WBS en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this research was to determine the challenges facing small businesses in South Africa and further determine the experiences of small businesses under enterprise development by large firms. These challenges were determined to be lack of skills for small business owners, lack of guaranteed markets, and lack of trade financing. The supports that small businesses receive from large businesses under enterprise development were determined to be training and preferred procurement. A sample of SMEs under support from large businesses was chosen to carry out this research. Questionnaires and telephonic interviews were administered to these sampled SMEs. These SMEs were from the previously disadvantaged communities who are targeted by most SMEs support interventions from large companies through the B-BBEE policy of enterprise development. From the interviews and questionnaires administered, analysis was conducted using the content analysis method to test the research propositions. The results were discussed and conclusions drawn from them. A framework was developed which will be useful in guiding interventions within the SME development arena where linkages with large businesses are undertaken en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Small businesses en_US
dc.subject Enterprise development en_US
dc.subject Black economic empowerment en_US
dc.title South Africa SME's Experience of Enterprise en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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