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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Kuzwayo, Benzilabenguni
URN etd-05262012-194706
Document Title The role of human and social capital in relation to the business performance of women owned enterprises in South Africa
Degree MBA
Department Gordon Institute of Business Science
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Ms T Pieterse Supervisor
Keywords
  • women entrepreneur
  • business performance
  • social capital
  • human capital
Date 2012-03-08
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
Purpose: This research was designed to contribute to a greater understanding of the characteristics of female entrepreneurs in South Africa by interrogating whether certain elements of their Social and Human Capital impact on their business performance, measured in terms of turnover and business size in terms of employee numbers.

Methodology: This was an exploratory study that used quantitative data collection and analysis techniques. The unit of analysis was women business owners in South Africa that fit the criteria of owning and running businesses. The web application Survey Monkey survey tool was used from which the entrepreneurs could access the online questionnaire. The impact of elements of Human Capital and Social Capital on business performance was studied by looking for associations with a number of independent variables including education, social networking, age of business, and age and experience of the entrepreneur.

Outcome: Pearson Chi-square test, and generelised linear(GLM) models revealed that Human Capital, does influence the business performance, although only on specific elements of business performance. Social Capital also influences the business performance, although only on specific

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Kuzwayo, B, 2011, The role of human and social capital in relation to the business performance of women owned enterprises in South Africa, MBA dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-05262012-194706/ >

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