Dimensions of firm-level entrepreneurial orientation as antecedents to employment growth in SMMEs

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dc.contributor.author Dele-Ijagbulu, Oluwafemi
dc.contributor.author Eresia-Eke, Chukuakadibia E.
dc.contributor.author Moos, Menisha
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-29T06:14:50Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-29T06:14:50Z
dc.date.issued 2020-09
dc.description.abstract Unemployment is a socio-economic challenge in many countries, and small businesses are continually touted as vehicles for economic growth and job creation. However, this is largely dependent on the entrepreneurial orientation (EO) of small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) which intensifies business performance. Although EO, as a consolidated construct, has been widely related to business performance, employment growth (EG) is rarely examined as a possible consequence of a firm’s EO. Therefore, this study interrogates the dimensions of EO and how each relates with EG in SMMEs. Using a quantitative research methodology that relied on data collected from 1, 031 respondents, the study revealed that the relationships between the dimensions of EO and EG were statistically-significant for medium-sized businesses (MSBs) exclusively; and not for other categories of SMMEs. Essentially, the study illuminates the relationships between the dimensions of EO and EG and advocates for increased support to MSBs, in the quest to address unemployment in a developing economy context. en_ZA
dc.description.department Business Management en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hj2021 en_ZA
dc.description.uri https://journals.co.za/content/journal/aa_ajber en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Dele-Ijagbulu, O., Eresia-Eke, C. & Moos, M. 2020, 'Dimensions of firm-level entrepreneurial orientation as antecedents to employment growth in SMMEs', African Journal of Business and Economic Research, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 91-114. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1750-4554 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1750-4562 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.31920/1750-4562/2020/v15n3a4
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/81980
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Adonis and Abbey Publishers en_ZA
dc.rights © Adonis & Abbey Publishers en_ZA
dc.subject Entrepreneurial orientation (EO) en_ZA
dc.subject Employment growth en_ZA
dc.subject Small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) en_ZA
dc.subject Medium-sized businesses (MSBs) en_ZA
dc.title Dimensions of firm-level entrepreneurial orientation as antecedents to employment growth in SMMEs en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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