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The Influence of Social Competence on the Types of Entrepreneurial Networks Formed by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs): Empirical Evidence From Tanzania's Manufacturing SMEs

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dc.contributor.author Mwakalobo, A. B. S.
dc.contributor.author Bengesi, K. M. K.
dc.contributor.author John, E.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-09T05:26:15Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-09T05:26:15Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01
dc.identifier.issn 2619-8657
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.suanet.ac.tz:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/2771
dc.description Journal of Business Studies and Economics (JBSE), 2019; 1(1): 48-69 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study examined the influence of five dimensions of social competence namely social perception, social adaptability, social expressiveness, impression management, and persuasiveness on the types of entrepreneurial networks formed by SMEs. Types of entrepreneurial networks are social networks, business networks, and supporting networks. To achieve this objective the study adopted a cross-sectional study design where by data were collected from manufacturing SMEs in Tanzania in four types of sub-sectors viz food processing, woodwork, ironwork, and textile. 250 SMEs were selected through stratified random sampling procedure. Self-administered questionnaires were used to collect data in a survey from owner- managers of these SMEs. Statistical analysis included factor and Poisson regression model. The study findings identify and indicate that a number of social competence dimensions have a significant influence on networks formation. These findings suggest that social competence is influential in determining the type and size of entrepreneurial networks formed by SMEs. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Dodoma en_US
dc.subject Owner manager en_US
dc.subject entrepreneurial networks en_US
dc.subject Small and Medium Enterprises en_US
dc.subject social competence en_US
dc.title The Influence of Social Competence on the Types of Entrepreneurial Networks Formed by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs): Empirical Evidence From Tanzania's Manufacturing SMEs en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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