The article reports the findings of an investigation undertook on the exploitation of some potential entrepreneurs who work as abused employees in Krugersdorp and Randfontein. Such exploitation was seen to have hindered these employees' progress. The objectives were to show the extent of the exploitation and reasons for these employees not being entrepreneurial. An exploratory study was undertaken based on a convenience sample of 124 employees who contributed their skills for the benefit of businesses belonging to their employers' companies. The employees knew only to do their work, but had no skills to help them become entrepreneurs. They also did not have the ambition to own business and be managers. They had no bank accounts and feared their employers greatly. On remuneration, they were underpaid. Two areas of the West Rand were investigated, but other towns in the area have similar trends. However, this as a start, successful results of the recommendations can make useful benchmarks in other areas to help exploited employees to open businesses. These efforts have not been tried before in Krugersdorp and Randfontein. Exploitation of employees has a long history in South Africa. As a social responsibility effort, this study has a positive contribution to society.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Problems and Perspectives in Management|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- Employee exploitation
- Social responsibility