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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Phago, Setotolwane Johannes
URN etd-06182011-191341
Document Title Internationalisation constraints : a South African information and communication technologies entrepreneur’s perspective
Degree MBA
Department Gordon Institute of Business Science
Advisor Name Title
Dr A Antonites Committee Chair
  • entrepreneurship
  • internationalisation
  • constraints
  • ICT
Date 2010-11-10
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There are constraints hindering South Africa‘s ICT entrepreneurs form being internationally competitive. The purpose of this research was to explore them through experiential surveying of South African ICT experts who have successfully internationalised. The outcome of the research was an understanding of both internal organisational constraints and external environmental constraints. Six constraints were explored in detail: human resource, strategy and finance from within the enterprise and political/regulatory, economic and socio-cultural within the environment. It was established that internal constraints exert more influence than external constraints. Human resource was the critical constraint followed by financing which could be influenced both externally and internally. Other constraints are also explored including technology constraints and lack of national planning and collaboration. Recommendations are made to stakeholders.

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Phago, SJ 2010, Internationalisation constraints : a South African information and communication technologies entrepreneur’s perspective, MBA dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-06182011-191341/>


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