Factors affecting growth of micro and small enterprises in Kenya by Anne Gitonga

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StatementAnne Gitonga.
SeriesKIPPRA discussion paper -- no. 88
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Paginationv, 42 p. :
Number of Pages42
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Open LibraryOL23645545M
ISBN 109966777369
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FACTORS INFLUENCING THE GROWTH OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES IN KENYA: A CASE STUDY OF NAIROBI COUNTY BY MONG’ARE CYNTHIA MUGURE A Research Project Report Submitted to the Chandaria School of Business in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree of Masters in Business Administration (MBA) UNITED.

Factors affecting growth of micro and small enterprises in Kenya. Responsibility Anne Gitonga. Imprint Nairobi, Kenya: Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis, Physical description v, 42 p.: ill. ; 25 : Gitonga, Anne.

Kenya and dealing specifically with technological innovation, entrepreneurial training and skills, product and service quality and marketing innovation as variables.

This study therefore investigated the factors influencing small and medium scale growth in rural areas in Bobasi Sub County. Hypotheses H Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) in DebreBerhan town does not show necessary growth level and some of the enterprises ceased from market in their infant age.

Hence, this study conducted with the objective of assessing factors affecting growth of micro and small enterprises in DebreBerhan town. The study has used both descriptive and explanatory Author: Fekade Getabil Habtewold.

Policy makers in Kenya expect micro and small enterprises to provide the bulk of new jobs created in the economy yet these enterprises face significant credit constraints.

This study applied regression analysis to establish the link between the credit constraint and employment growth of small enterprises in Kenya. hampered the development of SMEs. All of these factors have resulted in an uncertain environment for local entrepreneurs.

As a result, local businesses tend to stay in the informal sector and do not contribute to national economic growth. In Kenya, it goes without saying that SMEs have played a significant role in the macro economy.

some improvements; however, there are still several factors are affecting the performance of micro and small-scale enterprises such as finance, market condi- tion, technical skill of owners, government action and expansion of illegal busi- Size: KB.

Abstract- Identifying factors that affect development of micro and small enterprises (MSEs) were the study purpose. The study could help to have deeper insights about challenges MSEs faced. It could also inform leaders’ role they should play to promote MSEs in the zone and sample towns.

The target population was. (). Factors Affecting the Growth of Enterprises: A Survey of the Literature from the Perspective of Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises.

Journal of Enterprise Transformation: Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. Cited by: skills, lack of planning and lack of market research as causes of small business failure (Van Stel and Storey ).

The solution for solving problems of economic growth in developing countries often resides in the performance of small scale industries. It is expected that the gains to be derived from the establishment of small-scale industries will.

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Factors influencing performance of micro and small enterprises: a case of Kisumu City Bus Park-Kenya. district. Mugo, (), did a study on Factors affecting entrepreneurs’ performance in Kenya dwelling on Nairobi women groups in the Central Business District.

Kinyua, (), did a study on factors affecting the performance of Small and Medium Enterprises in the Jua Kali Sector in Nakuru town, Size: KB.

The purpose of this research is to examine the impact of factors, related to important strategic characteristics, affecting growth of small business, particularly considering a specific economic and cultural context, related to a developing economy and post-socialist country experiencing transition, as is the case of the Republic of Macedonia.

Factors Affecting the Successful Growth and Survival of Small and Micro Enterprises (SMEs) in Zimmerman Ward, Nairobi County – Kenya.

By Kenyatta University Abstract-Small and micro- enterprises play an important role in developing a country even though they are not given adequate attention and have been biased towards larger and listed. Aims: The study sought to examine the factors influencing growth of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Nairobi Central Business District in Kenya.

The study was guided by the following specific objectives: to examine the extent to which access to credit influences growth of SMEs in Nairobi CBD; to explore the extent to which age of the firm influences growth of SMEs in Cited by: 2. Empirical Evidence on the Factors Affecting the Growth of SMEs Scholars have used different approaches to identify the factors affecting the growth of small firms, however there is considerable variation in the results of previous researches.

According to Coad (), the growth of small firms is a particularly erratic phenomenon. of small and medium-sized enterprises. Therefore, this study sought to evaluate the factors affecting the performance of SMEs in the Jua Kali sector in Nakuru town. The study adopted a survey research design and employed a stratified random simple sampling.

Primary data was collected from study respondents using. In Kenya, according to the Micro and Small Enterprises baseline survey, the number of enterprises in the sector had grown fromin to about million in The survey also points out that SME contribution in terms of output product and services reached a significant 30% of the GDP in (GOK, ).Cited by: The paper examined factors affecting performance of small and medium scale poultry farming enterprises in Karuri, Kenya.

Descriptive research was used to answer the research questions on the current status of the subject of the study and in reference to the objectives of the study. The target population under the study was small scale. It is expected that SMEs exhibit faster growth rates than larger counterparts.

It is therefore important to gain a greater understanding as to what shapes growth and expansion especially in Small and Medium-size Enterprises. This Study examines the internal factors affecting growth and expansion of SMEs in Kibera Slum, : $ Wanjohi, A.M.& Mugure, A.

Factors Affecting Growth of SMEs in RuralAreas of Kenya. A case study of ICT Firms in Kiserian Township, Kajiado. Wawire N.H. & Nafukho F. Factors affecting the management of women groups’ micro and small enterprises in Kakamega District, Kenya, Journal of European Industrial Training.

34, (2), Analysis of Factors Influencing Transfer of Technology among Micro and Small Enterprises in Kenya Muturi Phyllis Muthoni economic growth, and poverty reduction in the country (Government of Kenya, ). order to facilitate transfer of technology by assessing factors affecting it and therefore spur productivity in MSEs.

Keywords: Micro and small enterprise, Growth, Profitability, Determinant factor, Nekemte 1. INTRODUCTION 1. Background of the Study The role of Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) in socio-economic development as a means for generating sustainable employment and income is increasingly recognized.

In developing countries, the MSE sector is the. Kadocsa et al. Macro- and Microeconomic Factors of Small Enterprise Competetiveness – 24 – • Organisation and operation • Impacts of EU accession The majority of the companies involved in the research are medium-sized and large companies, and the share of small companies is only 5%.

Consequently, theCited by:   Most countries have recognized the important role of micro, small, and medium enterprises (SMEs) in contributing to a significant share of employment in the national economy.

Especially in emerging markets, the growth of SMEs leads to greater growth prospects for the economy along with technological advancement. CHALLENGES AFFECTING THE GROWTH OF SMALL SCALE ENTERPRISES IN KENYA (A Case study of Wajir Soko Mjinga Market) A Research proposal Submitted in Partial Fulfillment for the Award of Diploma in Business Administaration to the Mount Kenya University JULY ACKNOWLEDGMENT I take this occasion to thank the Almighty GOD for blessing me with his.

The aim of this thesis is to determine the factors that limit the success and growth of small businesses in Tanzania and eventually make suggestions on how to deal with the factors limiting small business growth. Taking into account the author’s interest in starting a small. The need for finance is of paramount importance for the success of any firm, be it big or small.

The purpose of this research was to investigate the factors that influence SMEs’ access to funding. The literature explored in this research highlight three main factors, namely firm’s, financial and entrepreneurial by: 1. In80% of jobs created were dominated by SMEs. The term micro and small enterprises (MSEs) or micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), is used to refer to SMEs in Kenya.

Under the Micro and Small Enterprise Act ofmicro enterprises have a maximum annual turnover of KESand employ less than 10 people. Title: External factors affecting the growth of micro and small enterprises (mses) in ethiopia, Author: Alexander Decker, Name: External factors affecting the growth of micro and small enterprises.


in Civil Engineering) Executive Dean: Faculty of Engineering and Technology Vaal University of Technology Van der Bijl Park, File Size: KB. Factors affecting growth of small scale enterprise in Kenya 9 September In the recent past, small scale medium enterprise sector in Kenya has witnessed a myriad of challenges which has affected their growth amid government concerted efforts of empowering small.

However, such regulations sometimes pose tremendous threat to the growth of small and medium enterprises in Kenya. This is because some of these laws are too tough. Inadequate knowledge and skills. Every managerial position regardless of whether in a small shop, supermarket chain or an enterprise warrants for adequate education and skill.

Small enterprises have between $5, to $50, annual turnover and employ people. Medium enterprises –while not covered by the Act have a turnover of between $ 50, and US$8mn and employ people.

Kenya’s SME is dominated by the micro and small enterprise and will be found in city estates and along major highways. Admasu Abera, () Factors Affecting the Performance of Micro and Small Enterprises in Arada and Lideta Sub-Cities, MSc thesis Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

[4] Adult and Non-formal Education Department, () Hand Book for Author: Wakuma Dufera Tesgera. Agribusiness and Service Based Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Mombasa County, Kenya SanyaJackline Josephine, TheuriFridah (PhD) Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Abstract: This study was prompted by paucity in research specifically targeting non-financial factors influencing growth of MSMEs.

Small-scale businesses are a driving force for Kenya’s economic growth, job creation, and poverty alienation. The have the ability to accelerate economic growth and rapid industrialization. In addition, the small-scale business has been recognized all over as a feeder service to large-scale industries.

New citations to this author. New articles related to this author's research. Factors affecting the growth of MSEs in rural areas of Kenya: A case of ICT firms in Kiserian Township, Kajiado District of Kenya Management of Business Challenges among Small and Micro Enterprises in Nairobi-Kenya.

AM Wanjohi. Nairobi: Retrieved on 19th. This study attempted to assess the factors that are affecting performance of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Kilimanjaro region in Tanzania. The aim of this study is to provide the knowledge to the people in the region on how they should start and manage their SMEs by being aware with the factors affecting performance of SMEs which in.This study was exploring on the growth status of micro and small enterprises owned by women in Kitale municipality, Trans-Nzoia County, Rift valley province in Kenya and the factors that influenced the growth.

Growth of small businesses has been rapid in most of the economies and this had been possible in the past couple of decades. About 30 years ago observers said that by year large businesses will be the main driving force in the economy and there won’t be any room for small businesses.

The fact is that small businesses are the backbone of the developed .

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