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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Kaymak, Mehmet Selim
URN etd-04302011-213030
Document Title Motivation of entrepreneurs in South Africa
Degree MBA
Department Gordon Institute of Business Science
Advisor Name Title
Prof D Beaty Supervisor
  • motivation
  • entrepreneur
  • South Africa
  • entrepreneurial motivation
Date 2010-11-10
Availability unrestricted

This study examined a sample of entrepreneurs operating in South Africa. Motivation of entrepreneurs in shopping malls in Gauteng province was investigated. A survey of 50 entrepreneurs in South Africa was conducted face-to-face interviews. Principle component analysis (PCA) identified the most important motivation factors among entrepreneurs in South Africa. Results indicated that family security and extrinsic rewards are the most important motivation factors. “To be closer to my family”, “to maintain my personal freedom” were the highly rated motivation items which were used in the questionnaire. These results were compared with the results of previous studies which examined Nigerian, Ghanaian and Kenyan entrepreneurs as well as entrepreneurs in Turkey, Venezuela, Vietnam, Kyrgyzstan, and India. This findings of the current study suggested that motivation factors of entrepreneurs in South Africa are different than other African countries which were used in this study as comparison countries.

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Kaymak, MS 2010, Motivation of entrepreneurs in South Africa, MBA dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-04302011-213030/>


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