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African entrepreneurs: An analysis of their motivation for starting their own business

South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences


 
 
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Title African entrepreneurs: An analysis of their motivation for starting their own business
 
Creator Mitchell, BC
 
Description This study analyses the motivation of entrepreneurs for starting a business.  More specifically, it aims to identify whether entrepreneurs have common  motives for starting their own business, and whether men and women have  different reasons for becoming entrepreneurs. A motivation scale and openended  questions were used to measure motivation on a sample of more than 100  entrepreneurs. The results of a factor analysis indicate that entrepreneurs have  various reasons for starting a business, and are primarily motivated by the needs  for independence, material incentives and achievement.  
 
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
 
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Date 2005-11-15
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajems.v6i4.1514
 
Source South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences; Vol 6, No 4 (2003); 724-743 2222-3436 1015-8812
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://sajems.org/index.php/sajems/article/view/1514/586