Business networks and cooperation in small business relationships.

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University of Dar es Salaam
It has been widely recognized that small businesses constitute an important sector in the Tanzania economy. The aim of this study was to examine whether cooperative relationships among small businesses can contribute towards their profitability. A LISREL model that analyses cooperation in small business relationships between suppliers and customer firms was tested. The model is fitted to empirical data obtained from a survey of 120 small business entrepreneurs located in the three districts of Dar es Salaam region. With the help of a LISREL-based structural model three hypotheses were tested. The analysis shows that relationship profitability is directly affected by relationship commitment and, indirectly through commitment, by business network connection.
Available in print form, East Africana Collection, Dr. Wilbert Chagula Library, Class mark (THS EAF HD1393.25.T34A494)
Business enterprises, Business cooperations, Small business, Sale
Ali, A. M. (2000). Business networks and cooperation in small business relationships. Master dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam.