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A framework for small business support services in Pacific island countries based on experiential claims in Fiji

Tuibeqa, Asaeli Tamanitoakula (2015) A framework for small business support services in Pacific island countries based on experiential claims in Fiji. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

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Abstract

This research is predicated on the view that if small business were a medical condition, it would lie in the same 'high risk‘ category as cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes and that small business failure is endemic because their support structures and the systems for their care are not working. This issue of failure of support structures becomes the focus of the research - where failure refers to the lack of appropriateness and responsiveness of products and services offered to small businesses in the market. As such, most small businesses are dying. The overarching aim of this research is to, therefore, develop a workable solution to minimise the risks associated with failure in the early stages of business start-ups.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: small businesses, SMEs, business risks, business failures, new business enterprises, small business development framework, business ready, business support services and assistance programs, entrepreneurship, SSAPs, Fiji
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Business
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2016 04:17
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2016 05:11
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/29990
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