Aims and rationale of the project

This project has three components: research, research capacity development, and policy support. The aims of this project covering these three components are to:

1. Elaborate, derive and test a conceptual model on the relationship between entrepreneurial leadership, social capital, resource assembly and performance of small and medium-sized enterprises using Kenya and Uganda as an empirical setting.

2. Disseminate the research findings to both researchers and practitioners using different channels such as journal papers, conferences, policy briefs, popular media, policy forums and a project website.

3. Train young researchers, including graduate students in the participating universities, and develop a teaching/training material for entrepreneurship scholars and students.

4. Provide scientific and other support towards policy development, research capacity development and entrepreneurial capacity building for SMEs, especially on leadership, management, resource assembly and performance enhancement.