Business Constraints and Growth Potential of Micro and Small Manufacturing Enterprises in Uganda
AbstractUgandan micro- and small enterprises (MSEs) still perform poorly. The paper utilizes data collected in Uganda in March and April 2003 to analyze the business constraints faced by these MSEs. Using a stratified random sampling, a sample of 265 MSEs were interviewed. The study focuses on the 105 manufacturing firms that responded to all questions. It examines the extent to which the growth of MSEs is associated with business constraints, while also controlling for owners’ attributes and firms’ characteristics. The results reveal that MSEs’ growth potential is negatively affected by limited access to productive resources (finance and business services), by high taxes, and by lack of market access.
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- D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
- E26 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Informal Economy; Underground Economy
- G38 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Government Policy and Regulation
- H25 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Business Taxes and Subsidies
- L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance
- L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
- L6 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing
- O12 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
- O14 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology
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- NEP-AFR-2008-05-31 (Africa)
- NEP-ALL-2008-05-31 (All new papers)
- NEP-CFN-2008-05-31 (Corporate Finance)
- NEP-DEV-2008-05-31 (Development)
- NEP-EFF-2008-05-31 (Efficiency & Productivity)
- NEP-ENT-2008-05-31 (Entrepreneurship)
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