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Entrepreneurial Functionality Of New Venture Creation Learners

Philna Buys, Klaas Havenga
SA Journal of Human Resource Management | Vol 4, No 3 | a98 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajhrm.v4i3.98 | © 2006 Philna Buys, Klaas Havenga | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 November 2006 | Published: 06 November 2006

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Philna Buys, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Klaas Havenga, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

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The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the suitability of individuals as potential entrepreneurs in the entrepreneurial economic environment. The scientifically validated Functional Intelligence Assessment Tool (FIAT) was applied to nineteen individuals (learners) during their training (New Venture Creation Learnership or NVC Learnership) which was managed by the Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA). Only three of the nineteen respondents were found to be suitable as entrepreneurs of whom two also displayed leadership qualities. The implications of the findings are discussed.


Entrepreneurs; perception; new venture; functional intelligence; learnership


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