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Interplay between entrepreneurial characteristics, organisational structure, corporate culture and SME performance: empirical results from Fiji Islands

Singh, S. and Pathak, Raghuvar D. and Shee, H. and Kazmi, Azhar and Parker, D.W. (2013) Interplay between entrepreneurial characteristics, organisational structure, corporate culture and SME performance: empirical results from Fiji Islands. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 18 (2). pp. 229-246. ISSN 1476-1297

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    Abstract

    This paper demonstrates how entrepreneurial characteristics, organisational structure and corporate culture combine synergistically within an eclectic framework of performance influenced by corporate growth, management’s optimism and product diversification in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Fiji Islands. Data analysis and key findings from a survey of 360 respondents indicate that performance of SMEs is neither influenced by the age nor the education level of the entrepreneur but rather their gender and ethnicity. Competitor orientation contributes more to the performance of SMEs than customer orientation. The implications of these findings with respect to SMEs in Fiji are discussed.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > Graduate School of Business
    Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
    Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2013 15:10
    Last Modified: 07 Jul 2016 11:47
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/5548
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