Decision Enhancement Services for Small and Medium Enterprise Start-Ups in Uganda

H G Sol, Habinka Basaza

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    While start-up firms create a substantial economic
    impact on most economies, the failure rate of start-up
    firms seems to remain high due to inadequate agile
    decision services. Deciding to start-up mining Small
    and Medium Enterprises (SME) is a challenging task
    in Uganda. Research on SME start-up support is
    limitedly available. Technology is envisaged to
    facilitate enterprise start-ups. However, there is still
    acknowledged deficiency in Uganda due to discrete
    approaches of technology, stakeholders and processes.
    There is lack of a generalized and systematic means to
    SME start-up that emphasizes communication and
    prioritization. Hence, this design science research
    aims to enhance SME start-up processes with a
    decision enhancement studio which consists of services
    for participants in an interactive environment that
    analyzes decision alternatives. Results from this study
    suggest that the start-up decision processes can be
    improved using technology in rural areas.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
    Subtitle of host publication4-7 January 2012 Maui, Hawaii
    EditorsRalph H. Sprague
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos etc.
    PublisherIEEE computer society
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)978-0-7695-4525-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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