At some stage, every entrepreneur exits his business. With planning, a successful harvest can be achieved, but without it, the timing of the business exit may coincide with the entrepreneurÕs exit from this world. The field of entrepreneurial exits is underdeveloped; however, research indicates that when an entrepreneur plans his exit, he is likely to exit in the way that had been planned. It is therefore surprising that according to other research, fewer than half of all entrepreneurs plan their exit, at least until an opportunity to exit presents itself. This research asks i) what motivates an entrepreneur to establish his business, ii) what motivates an entrepreneur to exit his business, iii) what routes were available to him to exit and iv) how successful his exit was. These research questions explore entrepreneurial exit on the individual level and the associated motivations, an area that has much still to be understood.
Mini Dissertation (MBA)--University of Pretoria, 2019.