Thembelani Mlilo, Semanga Mauza



The Link Between Education Levels and Various Aspects of the Organisational Growth

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The study purports to unveil performance of every organisation determining either the success or failure of the organisation. This refers to how well the organisation is doing in terms of production. However, several factors contribute to the growth of small businesses. As a result, the study intends to determine whether the identified different education levels, notably; below matric, matric and diploma/degree, impacts the identified different organisational growth aspects; financial, strategic, structural, and organisational growth which make up overall business growth. Therefore, the researcher considered using a research method which allows for detail-oriented data to be collected and incorporates human-experience and is always open-ended. As a result, the study adopted a quantitative method in which questionnaires were distributed amongst a sample of 167 respondents of entrepreneurs trained at a Centre for Entrepreneurship of a South African University. The results of the study indicate that the levels of education have an insufficient correlation with the different organisational growth aspects under this study. The study recommended that small business owners should familiarise themselves with different factors which have influence on different growth dimensions and the overall business growth due to the results indicating educational levels’ none influence, posing a great argument against large parts of the literature addressed in the study. This will enable business owners to know what is important for business and what is not.


entrepreneurs , education, growth, business owners


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Thembelani Mlilo, Semanga Mauza. (2022) The Link Between Education Levels and Various Aspects of the Organisational Growth. International Journal of Education and Learning Systems, 7, 12-26


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