Exploring the factors that prevent home based to grow in South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Corder, Clive en
dc.contributor.postgraduate Lerefolo, Sampisi Lawrence en
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-07T04:22:04Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-21 en
dc.date.available 2013-09-07T04:22:04Z
dc.date.created 2012-03-08 en
dc.date.issued 2012-09-21 en
dc.date.submitted 2012-07-14 en
dc.description Dissertation (MBA)--University of Pretoria, 2012. en
dc.description.abstract This research explores the factors that impede the growth of retail home based enterprises in South Africa. The potential contribution of home based micro and small enterprises (MSEs), or Spaza shops to generating income and employment to people in the informal sector of the economy is becoming increasingly recognised. This paper provides the primary data which consists of a non-random sample of 47 Spaza shop owners and managers in the four different areas (old establishments, new establishments, informal and reconstruction and development programme (RDP)) in the township of Mamelodi, applying a quantitative research methodology. The level of human capital, gender, and entrepreneurial mindset of the proprietor are found to have an inverse relationship to the firm’s growth. Key results of the research are that women owners tend to struggle to grow their businesses given the temptation to direct the earnings from the home based business to the needs of the household, and Spaza shops tend to sell the same, if not identical, products as competitors thereby gaining no competitive advantage necessary for growth. en
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dc.description.department Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) en
dc.identifier.citation Lerefolo, SL 2011, Exploring the factors that prevent home based to grow in South Africa, MBA dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://hdl.handle.net/2263/26290 > en
dc.identifier.other F/12/4/682/zw en
dc.identifier.upetdurl http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-07142012-201341/ en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/26290
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_ZA
dc.rights © 2011, University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria. en
dc.subject UCTD en_US
dc.subject Firm growth en
dc.subject Home based enterprises en
dc.subject Informal business en
dc.title Exploring the factors that prevent home based to grow in South Africa en
dc.type Dissertation en


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