East-African women’s thoughts on stimulating the growth of their mid-scale enterprises

Southern African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

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Title East-African women’s thoughts on stimulating the growth of their mid-scale enterprises
Creator Isabirye, Patricia Hewitt, Lia M.
Subject entrepreneurship; strategic management women-owned mid-scale enterprises; entrepreneurship; growth strategies; East Africa; stakeholders; growth plan
Description Background: Some of the obstacles to successful entrepreneurship in emerging economies are embedded in the internal operations and management of enterprises, especially women mid-scale enterprises. This includes the lack of effective strategies that promote the growth of women-owned mid-scale enterprises and their inclination towards necessity-based entrepreneurship, which greatly limits their growth potential.Aim: The study explored the experience and know-how of strategies applied by three high-profiled women-owned mid-scale enterprises in East Africa to stimulate their business growth.Methods: A qualitative research approach, using perspective seeking methods by applying unrestrictive semi-structured questioning was adopted.Results: Findings suggest that women must embrace, recognise and own their internal aspirations and ambition to grow their mid-scale enterprise.Conclusion: Women-owned mid-scale enterprises showed the need to map out their strategic growth plan and it must be built on a solid foundation to justify the need to grow for all stakeholders to buy into it.
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
Contributor P Isabirye _ PhD Thesis
Date 2021-12-20
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Qualitative Research approach; in-dpeth semi structured interviews
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajesbm.v13i1.435
Source The Southern African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management; Vol 13, No 1 (2021); 10 pages 2071-3185 2522-7343
Language eng
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Coverage Africa — Black African women; owners of mid-scale SMEs
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Patricia Isabirye, Lia M. Hewitt https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0