Entrepreneurship Orientation and Growth of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Bayelsa State, Nigeria Authors: Emelah Gentle E. & B. Chima Onuoha

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Entrepreneurship Orientation and Growth of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Bayelsa State, Nigeria

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Emelah Gentle E. & B. Chima Onuoha

Abstract

This study investigated the extent to which entrepreneurial orientation can bring about the growth of SMEs in Bayelsa State. Innovativeness, risk-taking and proactiveness were used as dimensions of entrepreneurial orientation. One hundred and fifty copies of questionnaire were distributed to three local governments in Bayelsa State which are Yenagoa, Kolokuma/Opukuma and Brass LGAs. Our findings show that entrepreneurship orientation has significant effect on SME growth in Bayelsa State. The study further recommended a mental shift from indigenes, a new orientation that would make them depend less on political cakes and encourage their entrepreneurial mindset. This was suggested to keep the youths out of crime and juvenile delinquency.

 Key words: entrepreneurship orientation, innovation, risk-taking, proactiveness, SME,                  growth

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Title: Entrepreneurship Orientation and Growth of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Bayelsa State, Nigeria
Authors: Emelah Gentle E. & B. Chima Onuoha
Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
Website: ijsab.com
ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI: https://doi.org/After_final_publication
Media: Online and Print
Volume: 2
Issue: 3
Acceptance Date: 30/08/2018
Date of Publication: 02/09/2018
PDF URL: http://ijsab.com/wp-content/uploads/268.pdf
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Page: 514-521
First Page: 514
Last Page: 521

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Emelah Gentle E. & B. Chima Onuoha (2018). Entrepreneurship Orientation and Growth of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. International Journal of Science and Business, 2(3), 514-521. doi: https://doi.org/After_Final_Publication

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Emelah Gentle E. (Corresponding Author), DBA Student, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Chima Onuoha, Professor of Management, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

 

 

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