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The problems faced by Malaysian micro enterprises in accessing external finance: an empirical study

Mohd Thas Thaker, Mohamed Asmy (2015) The problems faced by Malaysian micro enterprises in accessing external finance: an empirical study. In: 2015 International Symposium on Business and Management - Fall Session, 8th-10th Sept. 2015, Kyoto, Japan.

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The role of micro enterprises on the national economy in any country cannot be underestimated. Successful micro enterprises become the primary engines of economic development, income growth, and poverty reduction in much of the developing world. Despite these recognized importance micro enterprises have hardly considerable financing assistance particularly from external source. This study is designed to empirically determine to what extent the micro enterprises in Malaysia are facing the problem of accessing external finance. The primary data is collected from the administered survey questions in Klang Valley (Selangor and Kuala Lumpur) and the analysis is conducted using descriptive and cross tabulation analysis. It outlines an approach on how micro enterprises perceive the constraint of financial access emerges as the binding constraint. The findings revealed that the financial institutions are imposing strict collateral requirement, high cost of financing, strict documentation requirement and, good financial and business track record

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 7210/44713
Uncontrolled Keywords: Micro Enterprises, Finance, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Dr Mohamed Asmy Bin Mohd Thas Thaker
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2015 10:25
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2018 15:11
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/44713

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