Show simple item record Masocha, Reginald Fatoki, Olawale 2019-11-05T07:02:35Z 2019-11-05T07:02:35Z 2018
dc.identifier.issn 19370695
dc.identifier.issn 19370709
dc.description Sustainability 2018, 10, 1264; doi:10.3390/su10041264 en_US
dc.description.abstract The study surveyed 222 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from the Limpopo province of South Africa on the impact of mimicry isomorphism in making sustainable development operational. The research made use of self-administered questionnaires which were distributed, and the convenience sampling technique was used. Data analysis primarily comprised of exploratory factor analysis (EFA) through SPSS software version 24 confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and structural equation modelling (SEM) through AMOS software version 24. The SEM results revealed that all three measured dimensions of sustainable development—namely, economic, environmental, and social—were significantly influenced by mimicry isomorphism. As such, the implications of the study are that strong evidence exists pertaining to the operationalisation of sustainable development due to mimetic isomorphism. Keywords: mimicry isomorphism; sustainable development; SMEs; South Africa; structural equation modelling en_US
dc.format.extent 16 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher MDPI en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Mimicry isomorphism en_US
dc.subject sustainable development en_US
dc.subject SMEs en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.subject Structural equation modelling en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sustainable development en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Models and modelmaking en_US
dc.title The role of mimicry isomorphism in sustainabel development operationalisation by SMEs in South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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