Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Freyne, Seamus F.

Committee Member

White, Thomas D.

Committee Member

Gullett, Philip M.

Date of Degree

1-1-2013

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

James Worth Bagley College of Engineering

Department

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Abstract

This thesis summarizes some of the challenges and risks faced by new civil engineering or surveying business owners, as well as, engineering managers in Mississippi. Additionally, this paper will cover how these business owners take on those business challenges to become and remain successful. The data covered represents answers from the owners asked via phone conversations. The number of twenty employees or less was the criteria for a firm to be considered small. It was decided that approximately 20% of the firms listed, or a total of 20, would statistically represent the current state of affairs of small to medium sized firms in Mississippi. The answers given from the firms are presented anonymously for this report.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/18982

Comments

niche market||start-up||general civil engineering||customer||entrepreneur||client

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