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.
World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2019 Vol.15 No.5, pp.644 - 660
Received: 13 Apr 2017
Accepted: 27 Nov 2017
Published online: 04 Nov 2019 *