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Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Fellowship

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SMME SUPPORT ON BUSINESS SURVIVAL: A RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS
OF THE COVID -19 ERA

AWARD CRITERIA
 A PhD in Business management/entrepreneurship/finance/marketing or related fields.
 Applicants must have completed their doctoral within the last five years.
 Applicants are required to have strong quantitative/qualitative data collection and analysis skills.
 The fellowship is valued at R250 000 per year (non-taxable).
 The fellow can be based in Alice or East London for the duration of the fellowship on a full time basis.

 

PROJECT BRIEF
The impact of the COVID -19 in the operations of all businesses was felt across all nations. Most governments and the private sector then developed
support structures to assist SMMEs in reducing the impact during the lockdown. The delivery to SMME is acknowledged both at national and international
level. However, what lacks in literature is the understanding of whether support offered by both the public and private sector in South Africa was
adequate and effective enough to save the businesses. This project will explore the effectiveness of both private and public sector support on the survival
of SMMEs during and post COVID -19 catastrophic. The main purpose of this study is to determine if both financial and non-financial support offered to
SMME by both the private and public sector was adequate and effective to business survival.

 

APPLICATION DETAILS: Applicants should email their CV and qualifications to Ms Pumla Mapasa pmapasa@ufh.ac.za and the host Dr EC Rungani:
erungani@ufh.ac.za

DEADLINE: 3 august 2020

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