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ISSN : 2456-3676

Title:
EMPIRICAL REFLECTION ON BUSINESS ETHICS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL SUCCESS IN SMEs IN RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA

Authors:
Agwor, Thankgod Chikordi and Osho, Adesina Aseez, Nigeria

Abstract:
The study examined the relationship between business ethics and entrepreneurial successes. A cross-sectional survey research design was adopted sampling 95 small business owners within five university campuses in Rivers state. Nine hypotheses was tested and the results shows a significant relationship between the dimensions of business ethics (social responsibility, adherence to best practice and consumer protection) and the measures of entrepreneurial success ( wealth creation, survival and competitiveness). The study therefore, concludes that there is a strong positive relationship between business ethics and success of entrepreneurship. Consequently, the researchers recommend that entrepreneurial organizations should put more effort on social responsibility in order to achieve competitive advantages.

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