Determinants of Entrepreneurial Expansion and Sustainability Among MSEs in Wolaita and Dawro Zones, Ethiopia
International Journal of Business and Economics Research
Volume 7, Issue 5, October 2018, Pages: 126-135
Received: Jun. 6, 2018; Accepted: Aug. 9, 2018; Published: Sep. 4, 2018
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Alemayehu Elda Ergo, Department of Management, College of Business and Economics, Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia
Shemilis Tamirat Woldekidan, Department of Management, College of Business and Economics, Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia
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Abstract
The future of the Ethiopian economy in the urban area depends to a great degree on the success of Micro and Small enterprises (MSEs) as in many other developing countries since MSEs are important to economic growth and considerably essential to generate employment. However, Ethiopian MSEs are facing a series impediments emanating from external and internal factors that have sign if i can’t adverse effects on their performance, growth and sustainability. The purposes of this research are to explicitly enquiry and consider aspects that are hampering the performance, growth and sustainability of MSEs in Wolaita and Dawro Zones. The study was utilized causal research design to achieve the research objectives. The target population under study is all enterprises in the five developmental sectors in five towns from both Wolita and Dawuro zone Administrations. The study was conducted between June 2016 March 2017. In this study, primary and secondary data types and sources were used. The instruments to collect primary data were questionnaires. Sample size was 347 which determined by using Yamane (1967) formula and individual informants were selected via stratified random sampling technique. The data collected was analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively by the aid of Spss. V.16. The finding of the study showed that the variables (financial, marketing, working premises, technological, political-legal, entrepreneurial and managerial factors affecting enturprenual growth and sustainability both in Wolaita and Dawuro zones which were explained the variance of 34% and 66% of the variance was explained by other factors which are not the part of this study variables.
Keywords
MSEs, Internal and External Determinants, Expansion and Sustainability
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Alemayehu Elda Ergo, Shemilis Tamirat Woldekidan, Determinants of Entrepreneurial Expansion and Sustainability Among MSEs in Wolaita and Dawro Zones, Ethiopia, International Journal of Business and Economics Research. Vol. 7, No. 5, 2018, pp. 126-135. doi: 10.11648/j.ijber.20180705.11
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