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Analysis Study Research Paper | Management | Niger | Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023
Growth Determinants of Newly Created SMEs: the Case of Niger
Abstract: For several years, successive governments in Niger have continued to take initiatives to promote the creation of SMEs/SMIs in order to contribute to inclusive economic growth. Thanks to the reforms adopted to simplify the business creation process, around ten thousand businesses are created within 5 years. Thus, newly created SMEs must be able to survive and develop over time, provided that the start of an activity in no way guarantees its growth. This work aims to study the determining factors of the growth of SMEs in Niger. To achieve this, a quantitative study by questionnaire was carried out among 53 SMEs established in Niamey. The results showed that the growth of SMEs can be explained by several factors classified into four categories: Factors linked to the profile of the manager such as the age and assistance of partners, factors linked to financial capital such as the structure of the capital and financial support, factors linked to environmental characteristics such as the quality of the workforce and technical assistance and finally factors linked to the characteristics of the enterprise such as the size of the enterprise and its legal status.
Keywords: SMEs, growth determinants, Niger, linear regression
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023,
Pages: 461 - 468