Supporting micro and small enterprises

Mishra, Atul and Igwe, Paul and Lean, Johnathan and Megicks, Phil (2014) Supporting micro and small enterprises. In: The Routledge companion to financial services marketing. Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting, 28 (44). Routledge, London, pp. 1-576. ISBN 9780415829144

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Abstract

This chapter focuses on the contribution of micro-finance towards supporting the development of micro and small enterprises in rural areas in developing countries. The main objective of this chapter is to provide the broad meaning and scope of the concept of microfinance. It reviews some of the relevant literature of existing published and grey empirical literature on the barriers that micro and small entrepreneurs encounter in their attempt to access credit facilities and financial services. It also discusses the reasons behind the failure of microfinance policy to support micro and small enterprises, especially in the rural areas in developing countries.

Keywords:Microfinance, SMEs and Financial Services Marketing
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N300 Finance
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
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Deposited On:27 Sep 2017 15:23

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