Title: Modelling the impact of entrepreneurial venture risk taking on solid waste collection capacity in Abuja, Nigeria

Authors: Sylvester Abomeh Ofobruku; Chukwunonye Ezeah

Addresses: Department of Management, Faculty of Business Administration, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Enugu State, Nigeria ' Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, PMB 1010, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria

Abstract: This research, investigated the impact of entrepreneurial venture risk taking on solid waste collection capacity in Abuja, Nigeria. The study utilised a multi-methods approach consisting of direct field observations, key informant interviews and questionnaire survey for primary data collection. Data collected were analysed using the statistical program for social sciences, SPSS version 17.0 software. Results indicate that entrepreneurial activities can be used to optimise efficiencies in sustainable solid waste management. In particular, the study found that entrepreneurial venture risk taking has a positive correlation on solid waste collection capacity with a strong significance value of 0.001. It is recommended that government should formulate policies that encourage entrepreneurial venture risk taking in order to enhance sustainable solid waste collection capacity within the case study area.

Keywords: entrepreneurship; Nigeria; solid waste management; venture risk taking; waste collection.

DOI: 10.1504/WREMSD.2019.103535

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2019 Vol.15 No.5, pp.644 - 660

Available online: 04 Nov 2019 *

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