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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

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i           Abstract

 

ii           Acknowledgment

                                                                 

I.                   Introduction                                                                                                   

           

1.1              Background  and Rationale of Study                                                     1                                                         

1.2              Statement of the  Problem                                                                     4

 

1.3       Objectives and  Hypotheses                                                      5

 

1.4       Theoretical and Conceptual Framework of  the Study

                        1.4.1    Construction Industry  Management  Theories               7

                        1.4.2    Entrepreneurship and “Access to”  Theories                  15

                        1.4.3    Financing, Marketing and Entrepreneurship  Theories    16

            1.4.4    Engineering Construction (Management)  and

                        Entrepreneurship  Theories                                                        20

            1.4.5    Access  to Training and Network

                        and Entrepreneurship  Theories                                     22

1.5       Significance of the Study                                                                       23

1.6       Scope and Limitations of the Study                                                       24

II.                Review of  Related Literature

2.1       SME in Construction  and its Manager, 

Owner and/or Entrepreneur                                                                  26

2.2       Level of  Knowledge of                                                                       

·        Strategic, marketing,  business, 

&  financial plans                                                                            29

·        Engineering  construction technology                                              34

2.3       “Level of Access to”                                                

·        Marketing   facilities                                                                        35

·        Financial facilities                                                                37

·        Engineering construction technology facilities                                    40

·        Training and networking facilities                                         43       

2.4       Practices and Skills                                                                              

·        Evolution of  Management                                                   46

·        Management Practices and Managerial Skills                                   49

·        Entrepreneurship (practice) and Entrepreneurial Skills                      51

2.5       Related Studies                                                                                     53

 

 

III.             Research Design and Methodology                                                            

·        Design                                                                                            58

·        Research  Instruments                                                                     58

·        Validity and Reliability                                                                     58

·        The Respondents                                                                            59

·        Sampling  Technique                                                                       59

·        Data Collection                                                                               59

·        Data  Processing and Analysis                                                         60

IV.              Results II

V.        Results  III  (Hypotheses)

VI.       Results  IV

VII.      Conclusion  and  Recommendation

 

Appendix

 

Appendix A -  Questionnaire

 

 

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