THE EFFECTS OF ENTREPRENEURIAL INTENTION ON BUSINESS PERFORMANCE

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Simon Radipere, Watson Ladzani

DOI:10.22495/jgr_v3_i4_c2_p4

Abstract

The study examined the relationship between entrepreneurial intention and business performance using 500 small, micro and medium enterprises (SMMEs) in Gauteng province, South Africa. A questionnaire was used to collect data. The findings from the survey were modelled through a categorical regression model with business performance as a dependent variable. The level of significance of eight out of twelve variables suggests that entrepreneurial intention be classified as the strongest predictor of business performance. These findings, depicting the magnitude of the business environment in the study area, clearly confirm the positive impact of entrepreneurial intention on business performance.

Key Words: Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Intention, Business Performance, Feasibility and Desirability

How to cite this paper: Radipere, S., & Ladzani, W. (2014). The effects of entrepreneurial intention on business performance. Journal of Governance and Regulation, 3(4-2), 210-222. http://doi.org/10.22495/jgr_v3_i4_c2_p4