IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this paper

Constraints to SMEs: A Rotated Factor Analysis Approach

Listed author(s):
  • Syed Manzur, Quader
  • Md.Nayeem, Abdullah

There is little doubt that SMEs plays a vital role in development of an underdeveloped economy, but still this sector is facing multifarious problems relating to raw materials, power, land, marketing, transport, technical facilities, and finance etc and due to these constraints it is getting more difficult for them to contribute to nation’s GDP as expected. This paper attempts to find out the major constraints faced by the SMEs in Bangladesh selected from five sub-sectors using varimax normalization method based on primary questionnaire survey and rank the factor constraints according to their level of severity. It identified seven major factors comprised of 12 variables working as impediments to SME growth and development, amongst which high lending rate, government regulatory constraint, small domestic market size, collateral requirement for financing and lack of technically skilled workers are on the top.

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

File URL:
File Function: original version
Download Restriction: no

Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 26135.

in new window

Date of creation: 2008
Publication status: Published in South Asian Studies 24.2(2009): pp. 334-350
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:26135
Contact details of provider: Postal:
Ludwigstraße 33, D-80539 Munich, Germany

Phone: +49-(0)89-2180-2459
Fax: +49-(0)89-2180-992459
Web page:

More information through EDIRC

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:26135. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Joachim Winter)

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.