The relationship between cooperative societies' intervention and entrepreneurial capacities : a case of some small businesses in northern Burundi, pp. 285-305,

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2016-12
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UB, Cahiers du CURDES
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The pwpose of the study was to examine the relationship between cooperative societies' intervention and entrepreneurial capacities. The research question used to achieve the above purpose was: What is the relationship between cooperatives societies ' intervention -,:md entrepreneurial capacity? A conceptual framework relating the independent and dependent variables was developed. A cross sectional survey design was used to collect quantitative data. The researcher used simple random sampling and questionnaire was developed to collect data from respondents. A representative sample of 115 respondents was selected from the targeted population of 163. The data were analyzed using the statistical package for social scientists (SPSS). Pearson correlation was used to explore and examine the relationship between the study variables. A regression model was used to find out how the dependent variable could be explained by the independent variable. Results showed that there was a revealed significant positive relationship between cooperative societies intervention and 722, p-value<0.01). The regression model entrepreneurial capacities (mathematical) showed that cooperative societies ' intervention (CS[) have positive effect on entrepreneurial capacities (EC); (EC= 0.125 + 0.569CSI) with R 2 =85. The researcher concluded that cooperative societies' intervention improves on entrepreneurial capacities of small businesses in Burundi (Kayanza and Ngozi) in terms of accessing finances, entrepreneurial skills, managerial skills, location and networking. The researcher recommended that cooperative societies could be more supported by all stakeholders interested in the field of cooperatives societies because this research revealed that cooperative societies are boosters of entrepreneurial capacities.
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MUPFASONI Bélyse, The relationship between cooperative societies' intervention and entrepreneurial capacities : a case of some small businesses in northern Burundi, pp. 285-305, Cahiers du CURDES n° 16, Décembre 2016.