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Research Paper | Finance | Ethiopia | Volume 6 Issue 3, March 2017


Role of Financial Institutions in the Growth of Micro and Small Enterprises in Assosa Zone

Gudata Abara | Tadele Banti


Abstract: The study assesses the role of financial institutions in the growth of Micro and Small enterprises in Assosa zone. The study carried through descriptive design in which stratified random sampling method to collect data from the selected woredas of financial institutions and Micro and Small enterprises employees. Questionnaires and interview tools of data collection were used in the study. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and regression analysis. Consequently, the relationship between loans from financial institutions and Micro and Small enterprises growth are positive and statistically significant. It identified ways of addressing the problems that Micro and Small enterprises face in accessing and settling loans include flexing terms and conditions, using alternative collateral and credit facilities, refinancing, and postponing maturity period. Finally, the study recommends creation of a level playing field, lowering transactional costs, and commercial banks should reappraise their role. The regression result shows that, the SMEs size (Beta Coefficient 0.228) significantly explain at 99 % confidence level determines the sales growth of the SMEs, whereas loan form financial institutions indicated by (beta value of 0.162) and SMEs age (beta value of 0.101) are the least predictors of sales growth of SMEs.


Keywords: Role, Financial Institutions, SMEs, Growth


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 3, March 2017,


Pages: 852 - 856

Role of Financial Institutions in the Growth of Micro and Small Enterprises in Assosa Zone


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Gudata Abara, Tadele Banti, "Role of Financial Institutions in the Growth of Micro and Small Enterprises in Assosa Zone", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=ART20171376, Volume 6 Issue 3, March 2017, 852 - 856, #ijsrnet

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