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An assessment of the role of spatial planning in the promotion of small and medium enterprises in small urban centres: Case of Shamva and Mazowe districts

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dc.contributor.author Mudawu, Admire
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-14T07:38:51Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-14T07:38:51Z
dc.date.issued 2016-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10646/2681
dc.description.abstract This study examined the role of spatial planning in the promotion of small and medium enterprises (commonly abbreviated SMEs) in small urban centres. Specifically the study intended to (i) Assess the role of spatial planning in the promotion of small and medium enterprises in small urban centres (ii) Find out the perceptions and different activities of small and medium enterprises in the study areas. (iii) Give an understanding of the challenges and institutional arrangements that characterises SMEs in areas under study. Data for the study was collected from two districts i.e Shamva and Mazowe in Mashonaland Central Province using unstructured questionnaires. Descriptive statistics and tables were used to analyse data. The study findings revealed that there are efforts by spatial planners, the government and other key stakeholders to advance the development and firm establishment of small and medium enterprises. However the views of these small entrepreneurs revealed that their operating environment is still hostile. The study therefore conducted that the role of spatial planning is crucial in the promotion of SMEs in small urban centres. It was then recommended that both government and other stakeholders should promote the growth and development of SMEs given the socio-economic gains the SME sector offers. en_US
dc.language.iso en_ZW en_US
dc.publisher University of Zimbabwe en_US
dc.subject Spatial planning en_US
dc.subject Small and medium enterprises en_US
dc.subject Urban centres en_US
dc.subject Shamva en_US
dc.subject Mazowe en_US
dc.title An assessment of the role of spatial planning in the promotion of small and medium enterprises in small urban centres: Case of Shamva and Mazowe districts en_US
dc.contributor.registrationnumber R042547M en_US
thesis.degree.advisor Mutsindikwa, N
thesis.degree.country Zimbabwe en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Rural And Urban Planning en_US
thesis.degree.faculty Faculty of Social Studies en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Zimbabwe en_US
thesis.degree.grantoremail specialcol@uzlib.uz.ac.zw
thesis.degree.level MSc en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Rural and Urban Planning en_US
thesis.degree.thesistype Thesis en_US
dc.date.defense 2014-10


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