Relationship between Entrepreneur Profile and Microenterprise Growth at Kamukunji in Nairobi, Kenya
Oroko, Huldah K.
Ondigi, S. R.
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The paper provides knowledge on the relationship between entrepreneur profile and micro-enterprise growth at Kamukunji. A correlational survey research design meets the objective of the study. The sample includes 354 micro-enterprises selected by systematic sampling from Kamukunji Jua Kali Association membership register in 2006. Data were collected using interview and observation guides, and field notes. Independent variables include age, gender, education, ethnicity, religion, marital status, father, and mother occupation. Dependent variables contain growth in sales, employees, departments, and divisions. Descriptive statistics such as frequency distribution, percentages, standard deviation, cross tabulation, and non-parametric analysis of variance were used in data analysis. The study provides results on factors influencing micro-enterprise growth at Kamukunji and findings useful to entrepreneurs, consultants, researchers, and policy makers mainstreaming micro-enterprise growth.