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Success and failure of microbusiness owners in Africa [electronic resource] : a psychological approach / edited by Michael Frese.

Contributor(s): Frese, Michael, 1949-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Quorum, 2000Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 203 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780313095696 (electronic bk.); 0313095698 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Small business -- Africa -- Management -- Psychological aspects -- Case studies | Success in business -- Africa -- Case studies | Business failures -- Africa -- Case studies | Business | Ondernemerschap | Kleinbedrijf | Arbeids- en organisatiepsychologie | Organisatieonderzoek | Aufsatzsammlung | Klein- und Mittelbetrieb | AfrikaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Success and failure of microbusiness owners in Africa.DDC classification: 658.02/2/096 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Tables and Figures; Preface; References; 1 Psychological Success Factors of Entrepreneurship in Africa: A Selective Literature Review; 2 The Psychological Strategy Process and Sociodemographic Variables as Predictors of Success for Micro- and Small-Scale Business Owners in Zambia; 3 Sociodemographic Factors, Entrepreneurial Orientation, Personal Initiative, and Environmental Problems in Uganda; 4 Problems and Coping, Strategies and Initiative in Microbusiness Owners in South Africa
Summary: Only if they do the right thing at the right time will owners of small businesses succeed. Simple enough, but what are the factors in their psychological makeup that enable them to do it? Frese and his contributors have studied small businesses in four African countries from a psychological perspective-the first time this has been done-and report that it's the psychological aspects of their strategies, not just the strategies themselves, that contribute significantly to their success. They also prove that many of the stereotypes that seem to characterize the owners of microbusinesses are clear.
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Only if they do the right thing at the right time will owners of small businesses succeed. Simple enough, but what are the factors in their psychological makeup that enable them to do it? Frese and his contributors have studied small businesses in four African countries from a psychological perspective-the first time this has been done-and report that it's the psychological aspects of their strategies, not just the strategies themselves, that contribute significantly to their success. They also prove that many of the stereotypes that seem to characterize the owners of microbusinesses are clear.

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Tables and Figures; Preface; References; 1 Psychological Success Factors of Entrepreneurship in Africa: A Selective Literature Review; 2 The Psychological Strategy Process and Sociodemographic Variables as Predictors of Success for Micro- and Small-Scale Business Owners in Zambia; 3 Sociodemographic Factors, Entrepreneurial Orientation, Personal Initiative, and Environmental Problems in Uganda; 4 Problems and Coping, Strategies and Initiative in Microbusiness Owners in South Africa

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