Small and Medium Enterprise Internationalisation: A Gabonese perspective.
Clearance Certificate No | 2018FBREC570
Chapter 4 involves analysis of data and presentation of results in the form of graphs, diagrams and tables. It involves editing, summarising and converting raw data into usable information as raw data is meaningless until it is processed and conclusions can be drawn from it. It further makes reference to literature to discuss how the findings relate to the literature analyses in Chapter 3. Hence, the analysis, presentation and discussion of results is primarily focused on the main objective of the study. The main objective of the study is to investigate the level of internationalisation of SMEs in Gabon. This main objective is achieved by exploring the following 3 sub-objectives:
1. Examine the outcomes of government and private sector’s efforts in promoting the internationalisation of SMEs.
2. Investigate the challenges that are hindering the internationalisation exercise of the Gabonese SMEs.
3. Explore how much managerial skills of entrepreneurs contributed to factors driving internationalisation of SMEs.
Chapter 3 discussed various strategies, tools and techniques devised to obtain data for this research study. As a result of the mixed research methods was selected and appropriate data was collected from respondents using questionnaires and interviews administered to SME owners and managers in Libreville, Gabon. This chapter therefore presents the results with regards to the internationalisation of SMEs.
2. PRESENTATION OF RESULTS
Data is analysed by separating it from one's essential and auxiliary sources (Brynard and Hanekom, 2006). This procedure is expected to maintain facts that are then used to respond to the research questions. The presentation of finding starts with the demographic data as outlined the questionnaire.
2.2.1 Response Rate and Demographics of Sample
The questionnaire had a high response rate as shown in the Table 4.1 below, which was positive for the study. As shown in the table, the survey had a total response rate of 60 percent.