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A situational analysis of entrepreneurship mentors in South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Antonites, A.J. en Watson, Gavin Edward Halliday en 2009-08-25T11:00:21Z 2009-08-25T11:00:21Z 2009-08-25T11:00:21Z 2004-11-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Watson, Gavin Edward Halliday (2009) A situational analysis of entrepreneurship mentors in South Africa, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The South African government, in an attempt to accelerate economic growth and development, has identified the SMME sector and entrepreneurs as a vehicle capable of bringing about this change. Unfortunately, this growth has been stifled due to the high failure rate of entrepreneurial businesses in the SMME sector. A possible solution for SMMEs and entrepreneurs is the introduction of mentoring. Mentoring entrepreneurs is the function of nurturing and supporting entrepreneurs by providing them with professional skills development and moral support in an attempt to positively impact on the business's sustainability. The study is the first of its kind in that it relates specifically to entrepreneurship mentors. This study empirically endeavours to determine the basic profile of entrepreneurship mentors in South Africa and their skills sets. The study aims to represent the importance of the skills as represented in the model and to understand the entrepreneurship mentoring environment in South Africa. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (viii, 177, 10 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject South Africa en
dc.subject Entrepreneurial training and development en
dc.subject Entrepreneurial learning en
dc.subject Entrepreneurship en
dc.subject Mentors en
dc.subject Mentorship en
dc.subject Entrepreneurship Mentors en
dc.subject.ddc 658.4210968
dc.subject.lcsh Entrepreneurship -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Mentoring -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Mentoring in business -- South Africa
dc.title A situational analysis of entrepreneurship mentors in South Africa en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Business Management en M. Com. (Business Management) en

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