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An empirical study of small business organizations in Fiji using a competency-based framework

Singh, Tara and Pathak, Raghuvar D. and Kazmi, Azhar and Sharma, Bishnu and Terziovski, Mil (2007) An empirical study of small business organizations in Fiji using a competency-based framework. South Asian Journal of Management, 14 (2). pp. 7-35. ISSN 0971-5428

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Abstract

The study involves the development and application of a competency-based framework in small businesses in Fiji. A survey approach was used in collecting the information for this study using face-to-face interviews with the owners/managers. The information collected was used to prepare 18 case studies of small businesses in Fiji. These case studies are the basis of our findings. The findings led to five strategies being proposed for possible consideration by small businesses for the improvement of their performance. The study concludes that small business managers in Fiji need to become more strategically oriented; implement business performance measures, manage risk and uncertainty; implement more sophisticated systems and procedures and become more aware of regulatory stipulations.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > Graduate School of Business
Depositing User: Ms Mereoni Camailakeba
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2007 13:22
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2012 17:48
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/78
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