The STUDIA UNIVERSITATIS BABE┼×-BOLYAI issue article summary

The summary of the selected article appears at the bottom of the page. In order to get back to the contents of the issue this article belongs to you have to access the link from the title. In order to see all the articles of the archive which have as author/co-author one of the authors mentioned below, you have to access the link from the author's name.

 
       
         
    STUDIA NEGOTIA - Issue no. 4 / 2017  
         
  Article:   SME ACCESS TO FINANCE IN EMERGING ECONOMIES: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF PAKISTAN AND MALAYSIA.

Authors:  RABIA RASHEED, MARIA ABDUL RAHMAN, SULAMAN HAFEEZ SIDDIQUI.
 
       
         
  Abstract:  
DOI: 10.24193/subbnegotia.2017.4.01

Published Online: 2017-12-29
Published Print: 2017-12-29
pp. 7-19

VIEW PDF: SME ACCESS TO FINANCE IN EMERGING ECONOMIES: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF PAKISTAN AND MALAYSIA

ABSTRACT. It has been widely accepted that SMEs make a significant contribution to the socio-economic and political infrastructure in both developed and developing countries. SMEs make up more than 96% of all businesses in emerging economies that provide two out of three private sector jobs. Yet, the importance of SMEs notwithstanding as confronted with several hindrances which impede their development. In emerging economies access to finance has been found as one of the major constraints to SMEs growth. In Malaysia and Pakistan SMEs contributing towards economic growth, however huge finance gap for SME sector exist in both countries. By summarizing current data this paper highlights the share of SME sector towards economic growth, financing gap and supply/demand side challenges towards access to finance in Malaysia and Pakistan. The comparison of both countries revealed that challenges are more severe in lower-middle income country (Pakistan) because of inappropriate policies and their implementation. However, the upper-middle income country (Malaysia) consistent growth can minimize the finance gap for SME sector quickly.

Keywords: SME, Pakistan, Malaysia, access to finance, emerging economies.

JEL Code: M1
 
         
     
         
         
      Back to previous page