Coping ability and employment growth in African immigrant-owned small businesses in Southern Africa

Show simple item record Eresia-Eke, Chukuakadibia E. Okerue, Chijioke 2019-10-08T08:48:12Z 2019-10-08T08:48:12Z 2018
dc.description.abstract Despite the plethora of challenges faced by immigrant-owned businesses, there are still some that are performing well and contributing to employment growth in their respective host nations. Unfortunately, research tends to be skewed towards the examination of these challenges, while scant attention is paid to critical antecedents of the coping ability of immigrant entrepreneurs and employment growth in their businesses. This empirical quantitative study, is a cross-country survey spanning South Africa, Mozambique and Swaziland. It aims to establish the extent to which the independent variables of financial bootstrapping, access to business services and business location play contributory roles in the coping ability of African immigrant entrepreneurs. It also explores the possibility of a relationship between these independent variables and employment growth. The findings reveal that all of the independent variables were considered as important contributors to the coping ability of African immigrant entrepreneurs though financial bootstrapping was ranked highest. However, regression analysis results indicate that a statistically significant relationship was only evident for the hypothesized relationship between access to business services and employment growth. This finding has important practical implications for stakeholders who are committed to supporting African immigrant entrepreneurship endeavours in the Southern Africa region. en_ZA
dc.description.department Business Management en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2019 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Eresia-Eke, C. & Okerue, C. 2018, 'Coping ability and employment growth in African immigrant- owned small businesses in Southern Africa', Journal of Reviews on Global Economics, vol. 7, pp. 890-900. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1929-7092 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.6000/1929-7092.2018.07.87
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Lifescience Global en_ZA
dc.rights © 2019 Lifescience Global. This is an open access article licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial License. en_ZA
dc.subject Employment en_ZA
dc.subject African-immigrant business en_ZA
dc.subject Coping ability en_ZA
dc.subject Bootsrapping en_ZA
dc.title Coping ability and employment growth in African immigrant-owned small businesses in Southern Africa en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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