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The barriers to growth in Ghana.

Robson, P. J. A. and Obeng, B. A. (2008) 'The barriers to growth in Ghana.', Small business economics., 30 (4). pp. 385-403.


This paper presents the results of ordered logit regression models of the problems faced by 500 entrepreneurs from six regions of Ghana against the characteristics of the entrepreneurs and their businesses and whether these were systematically related to a list of 37 factors that they perceived as limiting their ability to achieve their objectives in the period 2002–2005. The results show that the education, but not the sex or age of the entrepreneurs were related to business barriers. Family Businesses, growing businesses, those providing training and those which did not spend money on R&D were more likely to encounter business barriers. The findings of the research also revealed that in general firms in conurbations were more likely to encounter barriers.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Entrepreneurship, Business barriers, Business objectives, Africa.
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