African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4135

Full Length Research Paper

Sustainable entrepreneurship of small businesses in Uganda: A confirmatory factor analysis

Kimuli Saadat Nakyejwe
  • Kimuli Saadat Nakyejwe
  • Department of Entrepreneurship, Makerere University Business School, Kampala, Uganda.
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Sendawula Kasimu
  • Sendawula Kasimu
  • Department of Marketing and Management, College of Business and Management Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
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Humphrey M. Sabi
  • Humphrey M. Sabi
  • Information Systems Department, ICT University, Yaounde, Cameroon.
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  •  Received: 03 February 2021
  •  Accepted: 27 May 2021
  •  Published: 31 May 2021

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