Black manufacturing small and medium-sized enterprises in the Western Cape : an analysis of success factors

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Hartzenburg, Trudi en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Sawaya, Alen en_ZA
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dc.date.issued 1995 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Sawaya, A. 1995. Black manufacturing small and medium-sized enterprises in the Western Cape : an analysis of success factors. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15976
dc.description Bibliography: pages 145-152. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines manufacturing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from the Western Cape, drawn from three leading industries in the manufacturing sector: clothing, furniture, and panel beating and metal works. The aim of the study is to analyze factors that contribute to the success of black manufacturing enterprises. To this end, the study isolated a group of black SMEs regarded as successful in terms of comparative studies in other countries. A sample of 20 SMEs was selected and detailed interviews formed the basis of the analysis. The information gathered during this process was analysed using Porter's model of competitiveness. A central finding of the survey is that the profile of a successful enterprise would include an entrepreneur with post-school training, a motivation for independence and enhancement of self-esteem, a participative relationship between workers and management, and a good relationship with customers. Most of these entrepreneurs attained competitiveness independent of support institutions (private or public). Entrepreneurs interviewed mentioned that their performance could be enhanced by effective support in marketing and exporting, finance, training, information and, technology, and subcontracting. The conclusion is therefore that the support envisaged in terms of the national strategy for SMEs' advancement, would assist the individual enterprise's quest for competitiveness. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Economics en_ZA
dc.subject.other Small business - South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject.other Business enterprises, Black - South Africa en_ZA
dc.title Black manufacturing small and medium-sized enterprises in the Western Cape : an analysis of success factors en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Commerce en_ZA
dc.publisher.department School of Economics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MCom en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Sawaya, A. (1995). <i>Black manufacturing small and medium-sized enterprises in the Western Cape : an analysis of success factors</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Economics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15976 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Sawaya, Alen. <i>"Black manufacturing small and medium-sized enterprises in the Western Cape : an analysis of success factors."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Economics, 1995. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15976 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Sawaya A. Black manufacturing small and medium-sized enterprises in the Western Cape : an analysis of success factors. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Economics, 1995 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15976 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Sawaya, Alen AB - This thesis examines manufacturing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from the Western Cape, drawn from three leading industries in the manufacturing sector: clothing, furniture, and panel beating and metal works. The aim of the study is to analyze factors that contribute to the success of black manufacturing enterprises. To this end, the study isolated a group of black SMEs regarded as successful in terms of comparative studies in other countries. A sample of 20 SMEs was selected and detailed interviews formed the basis of the analysis. The information gathered during this process was analysed using Porter's model of competitiveness. A central finding of the survey is that the profile of a successful enterprise would include an entrepreneur with post-school training, a motivation for independence and enhancement of self-esteem, a participative relationship between workers and management, and a good relationship with customers. Most of these entrepreneurs attained competitiveness independent of support institutions (private or public). Entrepreneurs interviewed mentioned that their performance could be enhanced by effective support in marketing and exporting, finance, training, information and, technology, and subcontracting. The conclusion is therefore that the support envisaged in terms of the national strategy for SMEs' advancement, would assist the individual enterprise's quest for competitiveness. DA - 1995 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1995 T1 - Black manufacturing small and medium-sized enterprises in the Western Cape : an analysis of success factors TI - Black manufacturing small and medium-sized enterprises in the Western Cape : an analysis of success factors UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15976 ER - en_ZA


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