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Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues Open access
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Received: 2019-11-15  |  Accepted: 2020-06-20  |  Published: 2020-09-30

Title

Sociological factors influencing the success of African immigrant-owned micro businesses in South Africa


Abstract

The sociological imbalance of African immigrant-entrepreneur hampers the growth and progress of their businesses. Therefore, the need to investigate the sociological factors influencing the success of African immigrant-owned micro businesses in Durban, South Africa. The research approach adopted was a cross-sectional field survey with a total of 364 questionnaires distributed to African immigrant-entrepreneurs in Durban with the use of cluster sampling technique. The results of the study revealed that there was a significant strong positive relationship between sociological factors and the success of foreign-owned micro-businesses in Durban. It is therefore recommended that the government should creating an enabling business environment for African Immigrant-Owned Businesses, including the protection of the lives and property of the African immigrants and their micro businesses in Durban and country wide.


Keywords

African immigrant, sociological factors, micro business, entrepreneurship, xenophobia, Durban


JEL classifications

M21 , O55


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jesi/article/665


DOI


Pages

972-982


Funding


This is an open access issue and all published articles are licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Authors

Ezennia, Joseph Chikwendu
University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa http://www.ukzn.ac.za
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Mutambara, Emmanuel
University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa http://www.ukzn.ac.za
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Journal title

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues

Volume

8


Number

1


Issue date

September 2020


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

Cited

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