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The effect of entrepreneurial training, orientation and organisational size on performance: A conceptual overview

Globally, entrepreneurship and small businesses development have been fronted as a solution to the rising levels of unemployment. Governments and private entities are investing considerable resources to have entrepreneurial thinking and action developed in their people, especially in youth and women. Financial support and capacity building initiatives have been provided to aid in the seizing of business opportunities and the creation of employment prospects. This paper reviews literature on entrepreneurship training, orientation organisational size and performance with an aim of conceptualising the relationships between and among them. The four variables were conceptualised as being independent, mediating, moderating and dependent in that order. In addition to the contribution made to the body of knowledge, this study gives stakeholders of entrepreneurship training insight into how their efforts bear fruit.

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