Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/8189
Title: Entrepreneurial orientation and performance of small scale enterprises in Kansanga, Makindye Division, Kampala
Authors: Nsasirwe, Babrah
Keywords: Entrepreneurial orientation
Small scale enterprises
Kansanga, Makindye Division
Kampala
Issue Date: Jan-2019
Publisher: Kampala international University, College of Economics and Management
Abstract: The purpose of the study is to investigate the influence of entrepreneurial orientation on the performance of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Uganda. The objectives were establish the effect of Entrepreneurial innovativeness on performance, to determine the effect of entrepreneurial risk taking on performance of SMEs and to investigate the effect of entrepreneurial autonomy on performance of SMEs in Kansanga Makindye division. The study was conducted in SMEs in Kansanga Parish Makindye division. The data was collected using the questidnnaires from 50 respondents were the data was collected from the SMEs located in Kansanga. The study used a descriptive research design. The study results indicated a significant relationship between entrepreneurial innovativeness and performance of SMEs in Kansanga at 0.05 Level of significance, since the sig. value .013. There was a significant relationship between entrepreneurial risk taking and performance of SMEs in Kansanga at 0.05 Level of significance, since the sig. value (.008) and finally there significant relationship between entrepreneurial autonomy and performance of SMEs in Kansanga at 0.05 Level of significance, since the sig. value (.049) was less than 0.05. The study concludes that entrepreneurial innovations were quite low though innovation contributed to a significant effect to performance of SMEs, the study concludes that innovations improvement enhances performance. It is also concluded that risk taking venture of the entrepreneurial orientations has an effect on performance of SMEs, the study conclude that risk taking of the entrepreneur has a contribution to performance and finally entrepreneurial autonomy was sighted in the SMEs in Kansanga, the results indicate that entrepreneurial orientations of autonomy can generate performance for the business. The study recommend that their need for emphasis on better approaches towards entrepreneurial orientation as these will ultimately improve on performance of SMEs and other players in the business sector. This can be done through hiring experienced personnel in the field of investment and trade. There is need for setting up effective investment boards to advise and initiate entrepreneurs on how to execute well drawn plans in order to improve performance of SMEs. This can be done through hiring scouts to identify investment opportunities and places with potential as well as identifying the most effective planning approaches.
Description: A Research Report Submitted to College of Economics and Management as a Requirement for the Partial Fulfillment of the Award of Bachelors Degree of Business Administration Banking and Finance of Kampala International University
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/8189
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