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Patient Rambe
Central University of Technology
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#1Patient Rambe (Central University of Technology)H-Index: 9
#2Takawira Munyaradzi Ndofirepi (Central University of Technology)H-Index: 1
AbstractWhile definitional clarity of social entrepreneurship as constituting a semblance of economic engagements that straddle entrepreneurial studies, social innovation and not for profit venture...
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Despite the surging prominence of literature that explores mobile instant messaging's (MIM) capacity to leverage transformative pedagogical practices in higher education, studies that unravel the appropriation of MIM to leverage postgraduate supervision in authentic learning contexts are less frequent. Consequently, a gap persists on the nature of postgraduate supervisees' existential and relational authenticity as they interface with MIM and supervisors during their consultation processes. This...
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A gulf persists between literature that emphasises personal demographic (e.g. age and gender) variables as prime determinants of venture creation and research that foregrounds particular institutional (e.g. family) influences of venture creation. This study transcends the binaries of either micro-level demographics or institutional variables by examining the integrated influence of personal demographic (i.e. age and gender) and institutional variables (i.e. family role models and family recognit...
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This paper critically reviews literature on the role of Mobile Instant Messaging (MIM) applications, such as WhatsApp, in supporting learning and teaching practice. Using formal qualitative synthesis as its methodology, and dialectical theory as an analytical framework, our main objective was to identify tensions, affordances, constraints, and resolution strategies in educational uses of MIM. In contrast to prior work, the analysis offers a nuanced and complex picture of the use of MIM in learni...
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#1Nnamdi O. MadichieH-Index: 11
#2Nosiphiwe Mpiti (Central University of Technology)H-Index: 1
Last.Patient Rambe (Central University of Technology)H-Index: 9
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Purpose This study aims to examine the influence of funding on the technology acquisition by small businesses in a metropolitan municipality, Mangaung, which governs Bloemfontein and surrounding towns in the Free State province of South Africa. Methodology/design/approach A case study using survey research strategy of 110 small businesses in a South African municipality informed the research design for this study. The structured questionnaires were quantitatively analysed yielding both descripti...
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#1Patient Rambe (Central University of Technology)H-Index: 9
Orientation: The tweak speed of technological changes, volatility of domestic markets, shifts in consumer behaviour and homogeneity of Internet-based services are pressurising entrepreneurs operating small technology-oriented businesses such as public access venues (PAVs) (e.g. Internet cafes) to develop a compendium of managerial competencies to deal with these challenges effectively and expeditiously. Yet rigorous research on managerial competencies of Internet cafe business owners or managers...
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#1Takawira Munyaradzi Ndofirepi (Central University of Technology)H-Index: 1
#2Patient Rambe (Central University of Technology)H-Index: 9
Background: Owing to the popularity of entrepreneurship as an alternative to formal employment, entrepreneurship education has become the main instrument for equipping graduates with survivalist and innovative skills for new venture creation in their post-college life. However, despite the growing body of literature on the entrepreneurship education–entrepreneurial intention nexus, there are limited studies based on qualitative methodologies covering this relationship. Aim: This article develops...
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