Developing entrepreneurship through microfranchising: evidence from South African practices

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dc.contributor.advisor Shambare, R.
dc.contributor.advisor Nkondo, L. G.
dc.contributor.author Shumba, Knowledge
dc.date 2020
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-23T09:41:51Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-23T09:41:51Z
dc.date.issued 2020-09
dc.identifier.citation Shumba, Knowledge (2020) Developing entrepreneurship through microfranchising: evidence from South African practices. University of Venda, South Africa.<http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1529>.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1529
dc.description PhD (Business Management) en_ZA
dc.description Department of Business Management
dc.description.abstract Microfranchising’ is one of the new innovative entrepreneurial concepts that has gained traction in the past few years and potentially can provide a livelihood to the three billion people that live at the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoPInnovationCenter, 2020) on less than US$2 a day. While microfranchising is a strategy meant to rapidly scale-up entrepreneurship behaviour, very little is known about the microfranchising processes as well as its ability to enhance entrepreneurship in South Africa. Resultantly, the latter is ignored from entrepreneurship discussion and discourse at both academic and policy levels. To address this gap the study assessed microfranchising practices in South Africa, with the aim of proposing a microfranchising framework that will enhance entrepreneurship development. The study used the interpretivism research paradigm to achieve the study objectives. Primary and secondary data were employed to collect data on the microfranchising practices in South Africa. The study sampled five microfranchise entrepreneurs (four microfranchisee and one microfranchisor using the in-depth structured interview format while secondary data (microfranchisees and microfranchisors success stories) and was employed to collect data on the former and current practices of microfranchising in South Africa. The collected data was analysed using the ATLAS.ti. The study results show that microfranchisees exhibit traits of successful entrepreneurs. As a result, the study concludes that microfranchising can be used as a tool for entrepreneurship development using the proposed microfranchising framework developed in Chapter 6 of this study. The value of this work is among the first in seeking to propose a framework for developing entrepreneurship through microfranchising. The implication of the study is that it potentially provides policymakers with valuable tools to understand microfranchising practices and its efficacy in stimulating entrepreneurship development in South Africa. The study recorded and established microfranchising practices in South Africa to enhance the extinct academic literature on microfranchising and entrepreneurship ventures operating at the BoP. en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship NRF en_ZA
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xii, 174 leaves : some color illustrations)
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.rights University of Venda
dc.subject Microfranchising en_ZA
dc.subject Microfranchisor en_ZA
dc.subject Microfranchisee en_ZA
dc.subject Micro-entrepreneurs en_ZA
dc.subject Entrepreneurs en_ZA
dc.subject.ddc 381.130968
dc.subject.lcsh Franchising -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Franchises (Retail trade) -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Entrepreneurship -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Capitalism -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Business incubators -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Retail trade -- South Africa
dc.title Developing entrepreneurship through microfranchising: evidence from South African practices en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en_ZA

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