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Success Mantra for Small and Medium Enterprises in Fiji Islands

Singh, Sonal, Pathak, Raghuvar Dutt, Shee, Himanshu Kumar, Kazmi, Azhar and Parker, David William (2011) Success Mantra for Small and Medium Enterprises in Fiji Islands. In: 2011 Annual Meeting proceedings : August 12-16, 2011, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. Academy of Management, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y..

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Abstract

This paper demonstrates how entrepreneurial characteristics, organizational 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. Paper presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of Academy of Management : West meets East

Item Type: Book Section
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Name of annual meeting: 'West meets east : enlightening, balancing, transcending'

Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID23836, SMEs, Fiji Islands, performance
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
SEO Classification > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2013 04:00
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2013 04:00
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/9634
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