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An Assessment of the Performance of a Group of Entrepreneurs In the South Western Part of Nigeria

Ogundele, O. J. K. and Hassan, A. R. and Ibidunni, O. S. (2011) An Assessment of the Performance of a Group of Entrepreneurs In the South Western Part of Nigeria. Lapai journal of Management Science, 2 (1 & 2). pp. 144-158.

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Abstract

This paper reports the study of seventy-four (74) private entrepreneurs (PEs) in the South-Western part of Nigeria. Five ( 5) hypotheses were tested. The five independent variables were survival, measures of control over the environment, growth, size of the organization and innovation. Performance was the dependent variable. It was discovered that entrepreneurial performance was significantly influenced by several factors such as political factor, relevant experiences, formal education, innovation, social relations, capital availability and level of delegation of authority. However, four of the hypotheses were tested in the predicted direction. The prediction that large-sized organizations would have more high performers than others was not supported. The study concluded that any programme designed for the benefit of indigenous entrepreneurs must have multiple rather than single approach to achieve the desired outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Performance, Entrepreneurs, Nigeria
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 08 May 2014 11:49
Last Modified: 08 May 2014 11:49
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/2561

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