Online business registration and Congolese Entrepreneurs in Cape Town

Alain M. Momo, Wilfred I. Ukpere

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It has been conceived that migration, which has impacted human history is God ordained. However, rationalism, capitalism, liberalisation and technological innovation are also central driving forces of globalization and global migration. Regardless of their entrepreneurial engagement, the presence of immigrants, including those from Congo-Brazzaville in South Africa, is often associated with an increasing unemployment rate; therefore, Congolese immigrants have become easy targets of blame for everything that has gone wrong in Cape Town. Therefore, the current authors believe that technological innovation, namely e-commerce could enable Congo-Brazzaville immigrant entrepreneurs, who are often accused of taking South African jobs, to plan for returning home. The main objective of this study was to analyse the benefits of online business registration for Congo-Brazzaville immigrant entrepreneurs in Cape Town. In order to obtain a clearer idea, the study focused on the junction of two strands, namely online company registration from both inductive and deductive perspectives. This paper utilised both qualitative and quantitative research methods. For research purposes, a self-administered questionnaire was utilised. The research target population included Congo-Brazzaville immigrant entrepreneurs in Cape Town, which is where the study was conducted. The purposeful sampling method was utilised with a sample size N = 116. The samples were sought from the general population of Congolese immigrant entrepreneurs who are also members of the Congolese Association of Cape Town.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModeling and Simulation in Engineering, Economics, and Management - International Conference, MS 2012, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783642304323
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventInternational Conference on Modeling and Simulation in Engineering, Economics, and Management, MS 2012 - New Rochelle, NY, United States
Duration: 30 May 20121 Jun 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Volume115 LNBIP
ISSN (Print)1865-1348


ConferenceInternational Conference on Modeling and Simulation in Engineering, Economics, and Management, MS 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Rochelle, NY


  • Cape Town
  • Center for business and administrative procedures (CFBAP) Congo-Brazzaville
  • e-commerce
  • online business registration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Business and International Management
  • Information Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Information Systems and Management


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