oa Botswana Institute of Administration & Commerce Journal - Towards small business problem classification: a conceptual model

Volume 2, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1729-1070



Today s business environment is turbulent and requires firms, small or large, to be proactive and innovative rather than reactive and receptive if they are to survive and grow in it. This paper develops and examines a conceptual model of SME problem classification for designing meaningful assistance schemes and entrepreneurial development programmes. Based on literature reviewed, the proposed model opposes the common practice of putting greater emphasis on short-term internal problems and operational efficiency instead of developing strategic awareness and long-term competitiveness.

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