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The Sedco furniture factories at Piggs Peak : an attempt to establish entrepreneurial businesses in the Swaziland subsistance sector

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dc.contributor.author Surridge PWL en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T09:16:39Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T09:16:39Z
dc.date.submitted 1978 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/52583
dc.description.abstract Investigates the furniture factories at Piggs Peak as an example of a SEDCO run small enterprise. This method of establishing an entrepreneurial class is successful. Since the establishment of the Piggs Peak estate in 1971, only two cases of business failure were recountered. Only two areas for improvement in the services offered by SEDCO are identified: the need to provide marketing assistance in penetrating the Swaziland domestic furniture market, and the benefits which could be gained from an examination of the entrepreneur's social values. Attention is drawn to the attitude change necessary for the entrepreneurs to become successful businessmen in the face of increasing competition. Specific marketing suggestions are made. Perhaps the biggest problem confronting furniture manufacturers are high transportation costs, arising from the bulky nature of their product. For this reason, it is recommended that the Piggs Peak entrepreneurs consider competing in the South African market only for small items. It is concluded that the establishment by SEDCO of industrial estates such as the one at Piggs Peak, gives tangible benefits to the Swaziland economy. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Business administration / Business leadership en
dc.subject Management economics en
dc.title The Sedco furniture factories at Piggs Peak : an attempt to establish entrepreneurial businesses in the Swaziland subsistance sector en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MBA en


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