Performance and competitiveness of small and medium sized manufacturing enterprises in Botswana

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    Includes bibliographical references (p. 120-121).

    Statementby Joel Sentsho ... [et. al].
    ContributionsSentsho, Joel., Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis., Citizen Entreprenueurial Development Agency.
    LC ClassificationsHD2346.B63 P47 2007
    The Physical Object
    Pagination123 p. :
    Number of Pages123
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    Open LibraryOL18591436M
    ISBN 109789991259796
    LC Control Number2008346318

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[Joel Sentsho; Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis.; Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency.;]. Performance and Competitiveness of Small and Medium Sized Manufacturing Enterprises in Botswana. Joel Sentsho, Johnson T. Maiketso (), Margaret Sengwaketse, Victoria Ndzinge-Anderson and Tiro Kayawe Additional contact information Victoria Ndzinge-Anderson: Botswana Institute for Development Policy Anaysis (BIDPA)Cited by: Performance and Competitiveness of Small and Medium Sized Manufacturing Enterprises in Botswana By Joel Sentsho (Senior Research Fellow, BIDPA), Johnson T.

Maiketso (Research Fellow, BIDPA), Margaret Sengwaketse (Research Fellow, BIDPA), Victoria Ndzinge-Anderson (Associate Researcher, BIDPA), and Tiro Kayawe (Executive Coordinator, CEDA) C Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for over 95% of firms and 60%% of employment and generate a large share of new jobs in OECD economies.

They have specific strengths and weaknesses that may require spe-cial policy responses. As File Size: KB. growth of small, medium and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs). The manufacturing sector has been identified as one for possible diversification. In Botswana, evidence has shown that over the years manufacturing has been on the decline, hence, there is need to discover ways to resuscitate the sector (Botswana Central Statistics Office ; HillbomCited by: 1.

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Performance and Competitiveness of Small and Medium Sized Manufacturing Enterprises in Botswana "Small and Medium Enterprises play a crucial role in achieving the industrial and economic development objectives of an economy.

SME's play an important role in employment creation, especially for the unskilled and semi skilled. Analysis Of Factors Affecting The Competitiveness Of Small And Medium Enterprises In Gorontalo 72 | Page it is to optimize the knowledge that it has. Big companies often depend on small companies to support its innovation (Barney, ).

In Italy and many other countries, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for the greatest part of national industrial production. They contribute significantly to the economic growth and competitiveness of the countries in which they operate (Antoldi et al.

).Author: Laura Gavinelli. recommends further research especially on the accessibility of financial aid by SMMEs in Botswana. Keywords: Small and Micro enterprises, Government economic empowerment, Botswana 1.

Introduction Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) play a crucial role towards achieving industrial and economic development objectives of an economy. Impact Summary. In the late s the Asian financial crisis devastated the economies of much of South East Asia. It was immediately apparent that the region needed to re-appraise its economic development model and place greater focus on the private sector, entrepreneurial activity, and growth of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) rather than big business.

By drawing upon the concept of competitiveness and the competency approach, a conceptual model is developed to link the characteristics of small and medium-sized enterprises' (SMEs') owner.

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Effect of innovation on firm competitiveness: A study of small and medium enterprises in the manufacturing sector in Nairobi City County, Kenya. Botswana's manufacturing firms Performance.

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Chosniel Elikem Ocloo Department of Marketing, Accra Polytechnic P.O. Box GPAccra, Ghana Mr. Selorm Akaba Department of Agriculture Extension and Economics University of Cape Coast, Ghana Mr.

David Kwaku Worwui-Brown. Measuring Performance in Small and Medium Enterprises in the Information & Communication Technology Industries A thesis submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctorate of Philosophy Donglin Wu M.

Mgt., School of Management College. Competitiveness of Small- and Medium Enterprises of the Arizona Aerospace and Defense Supply Chain. strategic role of innovation in the company. In the third phase and based on the survey results, a list of strategic strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for the industry cluster are identified.

COSME is Europe’s Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). It started in and lasts until with a financial envelope of € billion. The programme encompasses several actions to reach its 4 objectives, which are to.

Internationalization strategy and performance of small and medium sized enterprises Leo Sleuwaegen Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School and Jonas Onkelinx Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School Abstract Focusing on the timing and geographical scope of import and export activities of Belgian small and.

Keywords: SMEs, Performance of SMEs, Contingency theory and performance of SMEs. Research Overview Small and Medium Enterprise Corporation Malaysia (SME Corp. Malaysia) classified Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) based on the yearly sales turnover or quantity of full-time workers.

Using the concept of competitiveness and the competency approach, a conceptual model is developed that links the characteristics of SMEs' owner-managers and their firms' long-term performance.

Competitiveness entails three characteristics -- potential, process, and performance – but is also characterized by long-time orientation Cited by: Ibarra, M. A., González, L. & Demuner, M. del R. ()/Business competitiveness in the small and medium-sized enterprises of the manufacturing estudios Fronterizos, 18(35),pp.

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The resource-based view (RBV) emphasizes the firm’s resources as the fundamental determinants of competitive advantage and performance. This study investigates how innovation affects business performance in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in an up-and-coming market, like Nigeria.

Data was collected from respondents of six SMEs companies based in Nigeria. Innovation was measured using the OECD Oslo scale (). The study demonstrated that there is a high correlation among factors used to measure innovation.

enterprises, small enterprises, medium enterprise and large enterprises. Small enterprises have from 5 to 50 employees, while medium enterprises often employ up to persons and have capital, excluding property, of about 5 million Rand.

The abbreviation “SME” is commonly used by the. European Union, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) cannot perceive major impacts of accession, or blame the prevailing political situation for all changes. Small businesses do not capitalize on the opportunities offered by the European Union, do not make efforts to apply for EU grants and funds, or do not attempt to penetrate new by: 1.

Executive summary. The extensive literature review by Cooper and Gascon () and Murphy et al. () has pointed out the use of sound theoretical frameworks in further investigating the relationships between a small and medium-sized enterprise's (SME's) performance and its antecedents.

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Competitiveness of small and medium sized enterprises - a possible analytical framework Andrea Nemethn´ e G´ al´ Janu Abstract Since the appearance of the Lisbon Strategy, and in particular since its renewal in thestrong, practices adopted on organization performance and used both primary and secondary data.

This study targeted top one hundred small and medium sized enterprises in Kenya. The study population was the top one hundred small and medium sized .CHALLENGES FACED BY THE SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (SMEs) IN MALAYSIA: AN INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL PERSPECTIVE.