Using leadership and strategic planning functions to improve management performance: the progress made by small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) in the province of Gauteng, South Africa.

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dc.contributor.author Ladzani, Watson
dc.contributor.author Smith, Nico
dc.contributor.author Pretorius, Leon
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-30T19:44:09Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-30T19:44:09Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Ladzani, W., Smith, N., & Pretorius, L. 2012. Using leadership and strategic planning functions to improve management performance : the progress made by small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) in the province of Gauteng, South Africa. African Journal of Business Management, 6(11):3988-3999. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1993-8233
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7959
dc.description.abstract This study investigated the use of the leadership and strategic planning functions in improving the management performance of small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) in the province of Gauteng, South Africa. The primary objective was to establish the extent to which SMMEs in the construction industry in the study area utilised leadership and strategic planning to achieve continuous improvement in management performance. Primary data were collected through structured interviews with 326 respondents from 64 randomly selected SMMEs in the built environment. The findings showed the necessity of educating the owner-managers of SMMEs concerning the use of appropriate management measurement tools and strengthening the implementation of the leadership and strategic planning functions in order to improve management performance. These findings suggest that specific management function-focused courses should be designed and implemented. Rewards should be introduced for SMMEs that show signs of continuous improvement. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Academic Journals en_US
dc.rights © Academic Journals. 2012. Available online at http://www.academicjournals.org/AJBM. DOI: 10.5897/AJBM11.1015 en_US
dc.subject SMEs - South Africa - Gauteng en_US
dc.subject Small business - South Africa - Gauteng en_US
dc.subject Performance management en_US
dc.subject Strategic planning en_US
dc.subject Leadership en_US
dc.title Using leadership and strategic planning functions to improve management performance: the progress made by small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) in the province of Gauteng, South Africa. en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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