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Title: Managerial skills and success of small scale enterprises in Kampala Uganda: presented at the Canadian International Conference on Advances in Computer Science, Humanities and Education, April 1-2, 2015, Dubai, UAE
Authors: Kibuuka, Muhammad
Sumil, Novembrieta
Byamukama, Eliab Mpora
Tindyebwa, Wilberforce
Kazibwe, Sophia
Sumil, Manuel
Ssemugenyi, Fred
Keywords: Managerial skills
Small scale enterprises success
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: A multi-sector coverage of small-scale enterprises was explored to address these objectives: (1) extent to which managerial skills were possessed; (2) extent to which small-scale entrepreneurs (SSEs) were successful; (3) relationship between managerial skills and success. Employed as strategies to elicit data were descriptive correlation and ex-post facto designs; administration of validated and tested for reliability researcher devised questionnaires; frequencies, means, Pearson’s Correlation Coefficient and regression analysis. The findings showed moderate extent of managerial skills (conceptual, human and technical); Kampala SSEs were less successful internally and more successful externally; managerial skills possessed positively and significantly correlated with internal and external success; conceptual and technical skills significantly predicted small-scale entrepreneurs’ success. Technical and conceptual skills need to be more promoted through entrepreneurial and business skills in universities; education of among SSEs on formation of joint ventures and ongoing training programs for skills development.
Description: Please refer to published article Canadian International Journal for Social Science and Education, vol. 3, pp.465-480, ISSN: 2356-847X.
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