Interplay between entrepreneurial characteristics, organisational structure, corporate culture and SME performance: empirical results from Fiji Islands

Singh, Sonal, Patha, R. D., Shee, Himanshu, Kazmi, Azhar and Parker, David (2013) Interplay between entrepreneurial characteristics, organisational structure, corporate culture and SME performance: empirical results from Fiji Islands. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 18 2: 229-246. doi:10.1504/IJESB.2013.052076

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Author Singh, Sonal
Patha, R. D.
Shee, Himanshu
Kazmi, Azhar
Parker, David
Title Interplay between entrepreneurial characteristics, organisational structure, corporate culture and SME performance: empirical results from Fiji Islands
Journal name International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1476-1297
1741-8054
Publication date 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1504/IJESB.2013.052076
Volume 18
Issue 2
Start page 229
End page 246
Total pages 18
Place of publication Geneva, Switzerland
Publisher Inderscience Publishers
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This paper demonstrates how entrepreneurial characteristics, organisational structure and corporate culture combine synergistically within an eclectic framework of performance influenced by corporate growth, management’s optimism and product diversification in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Fiji Islands. Data analysis and key findings from a survey of 360 respondents indicate that performance of SMEs is neither influenced by the age nor the education level of the entrepreneur but rather their gender and ethnicity. Competitor orientation contributes more to the performance of SMEs than customer orientation. The implications of these findings with respect to SMEs in Fiji are discussed.
Keyword Entrepreneurial characteristics
Organisational structure
Corporate culture
Fiji Islands
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Institutional Status UQ

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