African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4171

Full Length Research Paper

Sustainable entrepreneurship of small businesses in Uganda: A confirmatory factor analysis

Kimuli Saadat Nakyejwe
  • Kimuli Saadat Nakyejwe
  • Department of Entrepreneurship, Makerere University Business School, Kampala, Uganda.
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Sendawula Kasimu
  • Sendawula Kasimu
  • Department of Marketing and Management, College of Business and Management Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
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Humphrey M. Sabi
  • Humphrey M. Sabi
  • Information Systems Department, ICT University, Yaounde, Cameroon.
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  •  Received: 03 February 2021
  •  Accepted: 27 May 2021
  •  Published: 31 May 2021


This paper examines specific constructs for sustainable entrepreneurship as perceived in the Ugandan context using confirmatory factor analysis. This study is cross-sectional. Data were collected through a face to face survey of 384 small businesses in Kampala selected through stratified and simple random sampling. Data were analyzed through exploratory factor analysis (EFA), confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and descriptive statistics using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 23. The study revealed that the constructs for sustainable entrepreneurship as perceived in the Ugandan context are production management, people and skills, ecosystem management, stakeholder, finance, strategy, marketing and sales. This suggests that seven factors with eigenvalues greater than one were identified, accounting for 63.23% of the total variance explained in sustainable entrepreneurship. This study presents initial evidence on the constructs of sustainable entrepreneurship that apply to the local context from the perspective of the business owners as opposed to the experts in the field. Implications on policy and practice were discussed.


Key words: Sustainable entrepreneurship, confirmatory factor analysis, Uganda.