Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Financing Constraints in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Bhutan

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Wangmo, Chokey (2016) Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Financing Constraints in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Bhutan. Other Degree thesis, Victoria University.

Abstract

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) play a crucial role in the socio-economic development of a country through business opportunities, employment generation and poverty alleviation. However, constraints on the provision of finance to SMEs is a key challenge faced by developing countries. Most of the empirical studies on SME financing constraints are based in developed economies, with limited applicability to developing countries like Bhutan with a different level of economic and financial development. Though the SME financing constraint is widely recognised by the Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB), academic research has not been carried out on the Bhutanese SME sector. The primary aim of this study is to investigate the cause and nature of the SME financing constraint, in terms of accessibility to bank loans, in Bhutan.

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Doctor of Business Administration

Item type Thesis (Other Degree thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/32635
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
Current > FOR Classification > 1605 Policy and Administration
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies (VISES)
Keywords small businesses, collateral, equity, lending practices, information provision, capital structure, credit, loan repayment, bank loans, banks, government policy
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