QUESTIONNAIRES FOR ZISCO MIDDLE AND LOW MANAGEMENT STAFF

My name is Edina Tengende, a final year student at Midlands State University currently doing
Bachelor of Commerce Honors Degree in Business Management. As a partial fulfilment of the
requirement to graduate in the above degree I am expected to carry out a research project. My
research project is recapitalisation challenges and strategies to overcome them. Can you
kindly assist by filling in the questionnaire?
NB:

All information will remain confidential to external parties and for the purpose of

confidentiality do note write your names.

1. Gender (Please tick in the appropriate box)

Male

female

2. Level of management
Low level

Medium level

Top level

3. Department

Finance

Production

Marketing

Human resources

4. a) What strategies do you use to raise your capital?

Equity

Debt

Retained profit

Term loans

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Preference shares

Loan stock

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Rights issue

Leasing

Issue to the public

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b) Considering the prevailing external and internal environment, do you think the above
mentioned strategy(s) is the best for this company? YES
NO

c) If NO what do you suggest to be the best way of financing this company?

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5. Did the company manage to raise adequate finance for recapitalization? YES

NO

6. a) How severe are the following recapitalization challenges to your organization.(Tick in

the appropriate column for each challenge)

Challenge

Severe

Moderate

Not significant

High cost of debt
Tough bank regulations
Lack of collateral security
Poor shareholder cooperation
Inflation
Credit crunch( Decline in supply of credit)
Low liquidity in the stock market
External funding/ foreign investment challenges
b) What are you doing or have you done to overcome the above challenges?

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7. What do you think should be done for recapitalization to succeed?

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Thank you

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