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Do social capital and small and medium enterprise factors influence the performance of small businesses? empirical evidence from emerging economy


Sani, Habibu and Mohd Khan, Shazida Jan and Noor, Mohd Saifoul Zamzuri (2019) Do social capital and small and medium enterprise factors influence the performance of small businesses? empirical evidence from emerging economy. Academic Journal of Economic Studies, 5 (4). ISSN 2393-4913

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Abstract

This study intends to explore the influence of social capital and SMEs factors on the performance of Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in an emerging economy. The huge challenges that SMEs sector faced as a result of the difficulty in accessing finance, shortage of infrastructure, capital accumulation, inadequate personal savings, low level of experience, and innovative technology have motivated this study. Two-stage sampling technique was used to select 139 SMEs as a sample in the two States of North-Western Nigeria (Sokoto and Zamfara). The data for this study were gathered through the means of an online survey. Using the method of Ordinary Least Square (OLS) the findings indicated a significant positive influence amongst networking, technological innovation, and the number of employees with SMEs performance. However, trust has a significant negative relationship with SMEs performance. Accordingly, the findings reveal an inverse relationship between social ties and SMEs performance, which is insignificant in explaining the relationship. The study recommended an execution of social capital aspects and other SMEs factors through adoption of an application of effective strategy, for better outcomes in relation to the performance of SMEs in emerging economies. Key words Social capital, Number of employees, Technological innovation, SMEs performance, North-Western Nigeria JEL Codes: L25, L29

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2020 04:00
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2020 04:00
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/26913

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