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

Sonal Singh

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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.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
Subtitle of host publicationthe future of work and organisations
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherArinex Pty Ltd
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9781877040870
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (25th : 2011) - Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 7 Dec 20119 Dec 2011

Conference

ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (25th : 2011)
CityWellington, New Zealand
Period7/12/119/12/11

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Organizational structure
Organizational culture
Empirical results
Fiji
Enterprise performance
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Product diversification
Optimism
Education
Corporate growth
Customer orientation
Entrepreneurs
Growth management
Ethnic groups
Competitor orientation

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Singh, S. (2011). Interplay between entrepreneurial characteristics, organizational structure, corporate culture and SME performance - empirical results from Fiji Islands. In Proceedings of the 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: the future of work and organisations Sydney: Arinex Pty Ltd.
Singh, Sonal. / Interplay between entrepreneurial characteristics, organizational structure, corporate culture and SME performance - empirical results from Fiji Islands. Proceedings of the 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: the future of work and organisations. Sydney : Arinex Pty Ltd, 2011.
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Interplay between entrepreneurial characteristics, organizational structure, corporate culture and SME performance - empirical results from Fiji Islands. / Singh, Sonal.

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