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

Sol, H. G. & Basaza, H., 2012, Proceedings of the 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences: 4-7 January 2012 Maui, Hawaii. Sprague, R. H. (ed.). Los Alamitos etc.: IEEE computer society, p. 4830-4839 10 p.

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  • H G Sol
  • Habinka Basaza
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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