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Dimensions of Entrepreneurial Orientation and Small and Medium Enterprise Performance in Emerging Economies

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dc.contributor.author Le Roux, I.
dc.contributor.author Bengesi, K. M. K.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-23T05:17:03Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-23T05:17:03Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.suanet.ac.tz:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/2564
dc.description Development South Africa, 2014; 31 (4): 606-624 en_US
dc.description.abstract The removal of trade barriers has encouraged the entry of new competitors into formerly protected markets. This situation creates pressure on many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in emerging economies such as Tenzania. Using a survey method and cross-sectional research design, the research examines three dimensions of entrepreneurial orientation (EO), namely: pro-activeness, risk-taking and competitive aggressiveness. (Jnderstanding their relationships and variance may help to improve our ability to explain SME performance. The findings contribute to how SME pedormance in emerging economies be enhanced to enable SMEs to face challenges posed by competitor influx in the context of an open market economy. The findings indicate a strong relationship between EO dimensions and performance, with risk- taking and competitive aggressiveness moderating the effect of pro-activeness. The proposed model could predict 72Vo of the variance explained in SME performance. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Development Bank of Southern Africa en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Routledge Taylor & Francis Group en_US
dc.subject small business en_US
dc.subject entrepreneurial en_US
dc.subject performance en_US
dc.subject entrepreneurial orientation dimensions en_US
dc.subject emerging economies en_US
dc.title Dimensions of Entrepreneurial Orientation and Small and Medium Enterprise Performance in Emerging Economies en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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