The influence of human investment on the performance of SMEs in the manufacturing sector, Harare, Zimbabwe

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dc.contributor.author Zindiye, S.
dc.contributor.author Roberts-Lombard, M.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-30T06:37:52Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-30T06:37:52Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation 21st Annual Conference of The Southern African Institute of Management Scientists, Port Elizabeth, 13-16 September 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-920176-53-2
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/5304
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the paper is to investigate the influence of human investment on the performance of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing sector of Harare, Zimbabwe. The target population for this study was 609 SMEs of which a sample of 241 SME owners or managers participated in the study. Data analysis was done using the Chi-square test to test for association. The results indicated that human resources and managerial skills do affect the performance of SMEs in the manufacturing sector of Harare, Zimbabwe. Based on the results it can be concluded that staff motivation and staff development are the most important human resources management skills for the growth of SMEs in the manufacturing sector of Harare, Zimbabwe. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher The Southern African Institute of Management Scientists en_US
dc.subject Small and medium enterprises (Harare, Zimbabwe) en_US
dc.subject Manufacturing industries (Harare, Zimbabwe) en_US
dc.subject Human resources (Harare, Zimbabwe) en_US
dc.subject Human resource development (Harare, Zimbabwe) en_US
dc.subject Human investment (Harare, Zimbabwe) en_US
dc.title The influence of human investment on the performance of SMEs in the manufacturing sector, Harare, Zimbabwe en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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