Perceptions of Unemployed Graduates to Employment Opportunities in Micro-Small Businesses in Ghana


  • Kwabena Adjei Sunyani Technical University
  • Richard Denanyoh Sunyani Technical University
  • Felix Kwabena Danso Sunyani Technical University



Graduate, Unemployment, Micro-Small Business, Perception and Employment


The government of Ghana is seeking solutions to reduce the graduate unemployment rates and the growing graduates under utilization problem. It is also believed that more micro-small businesses should recruit graduates because the micro-small business constitutes 90% of businesses registered in Ghana according the Register-General department. The purpose of this study is to assess unemployed graduates’ perceptions towards employment opportunities within micro-small businesses. A questionnaire survey was chosen as the most appropriate design for this investigation, with a stratified sampling being used to select respondents. The data was analyzed using SPSS. The results indicated that there is no collaboration between micro-small businesses & the university, as well as the preference of graduates is to seek employment in large establishment. The findings will enable policy makers have a better appreciation of graduates perceptions on micro-small businesses.

Author Biography

  • Kwabena Adjei, Sunyani Technical University

    Faculty of Business and Management Studies

    Department of Procurement and Supply Chain Management

    Senior Lecturer


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