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Small retailing businesses in Glenorchy : some operational problems


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Ongha'i, Samandar 1985 , 'Small retailing businesses in Glenorchy : some operational problems', Unspecified thesis, University of Tasmania.

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The ultimate aim of this dissertation is an examination
of some problems of small retailing businesses in the City of
Glenorchy, part of the Hobart metropolitan area in Southern
Tasmania. The study is not entirely comprehensive, nor possible
to survey all small business problems in the region, because of
shortage of time, size of Glenorchy municipality, diversity and
number of small retailing businesses. It is tried instead to
seek answers to two fundamental questions:
(a) What are the most commonly encountered problems facing
small business managers in the City of Glenorchy?
(b) Are there appropriate advisory or counselling services
provided by Government (Federal, State or Local)to
assist private enterprise to become more viable in
aiding overall regional social and economic development?
This dissertation is divided into four chapters as follows:
Chapter 1 of the thesis outlines the role and importance
of small business in the Tasmanian economy.
Chapter 2 identifies some operational problems of small
business, as presented in literature about the field, then
considers what advisory services (if any) are provided by
Chapter 3 outlines some impressions gained by interview
of small businessmen, financiers and others within Glenorchy,
as to principal operational difficulties of small business.
Chapter 4 briefly summarises some conclusions arising
from this exploratory survey. Various appendices are included,
providing details of the interviews and survey.
Some attempts were made to obtain detailed statistics about
the demography, employment patterns and number of small
businesses in Glenorchy, but this did not prove particularly
fruitful, in part because accurate records were unobtainable,
but also because the methodology of investigation deliberately
sought the impressions of entrepreneurs themselves. This is
certainly a limitation of the study, nonetheless little
literature exists about small business in Tasmania, so even an
exploratory survey may prove beneficial.

Item Type: Thesis - Unspecified
Authors/Creators:Ongha'i, Samandar
Keywords: Small business, Retail trade
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Thesis (M.Soc.Sc.)--University of Tasmania, 1986. Bibliography: leaves 49-51

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