Investigating Entrepreneurial Performance as a Critical Success Factor for Private Small-to-Medium Enterprise (SME) Healthcare Entrepreneurs and Managers in Tanzania: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study

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Abson, Simon. 2022. Investigating Entrepreneurial Performance as a Critical Success Factor for Private Small-to-Medium Enterprise (SME) Healthcare Entrepreneurs and Managers in Tanzania: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study. Doctorate other than PhD Doctor of Business Administration. University of Southern Queensland. https://doi.org/10.26192/q7q99
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Investigating Entrepreneurial Performance as a Critical Success Factor for Private Small-to-Medium Enterprise (SME) Healthcare Entrepreneurs and Managers in Tanzania: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study

TypeDoctorate other than PhD
Authors
AuthorAbson, Simon
Supervisor
1. FirstProf Karen Trimmer
2. SecondDr Yvonne Findlay
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Qualification NameDoctor of Business Administration
Number of Pages259
Year2022
PublisherUniversity of Southern Queensland
Place of PublicationAustralia
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.26192/q7q99
Abstract

The alarmingly high number of new SMEs and the high failure rate of Tanzania's private healthcare SMEs trigger constant business closures, high unemployment, increased poverty, and financial losses. Little is known about the link between high healthcare SME failure rates and the full scope of healthcare entrepreneurs' and managers' roles and entrepreneurial performance. Hence, this hermeneutic phenomenological thesis built upon OBE theory to investigate entrepreneurial performance as a critical SME success factor through the lived experiences of twenty-five entrepreneurs and managers. This thesis theorised that success is multidimensional, intrinsically motivated and interpreted beyond financial figures.

KeywordsTanzania; private healthcare; SME
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020350208. Investment and risk management
350202. Finance
350704. Entrepreneurship
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