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Title: Underlying Causes of Micro and SmalUnderlying Small Business Failures in Addis Ketema Sub City: A Case Study
Authors: Endalkachew, Mulugeta
Advisors: Abebe Yitayew (Asst.prof)
Copyright: 2008
Date Added: 20-Jan-2009
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The privatization drive and the Civil and Public Service reforms that began in the early 1990s in Addis Ababa laid a foundation for an increased number of Micro and small business enterprises. By 2005, micro and small business enterprises were employing approximately 251,081 persons in Addis Ababa city administration. The entrepreneurs that set up these enterprises lacked business management skills and capital, and as such, many of them faced a number of problems. A survey was carried out to establish the causes of micro and small business failures in Addis ketema sub city as case study. The objective of the study is to identify the underlying causes of micro and small business failures in Addis Ketema sub city, by investigating the sub city’s MSEs. The main research instrument was in-depth interview with the owners of MSEs and authorities involved in the implementation, respectively. The result of the in-depth interview was triangulated with secondary data sources. It is concluded that the causes of small businesses failure are multidimensional and diverse. They include both internal and external factors. In practice, many of these are interrelated. The study established causes of micro and small businesses failure, among which are: lack of capital, lack of business plans, high taxes, luck of land and premises, and, poor market, high rent charges and wrong pricing in the study area. The study was concluded by making a number of practical suggestions against business failure.
Description: A Project Paper Submitted to Addis Ababa University school of Graduate Studies for the Partial Fulfillment of Masters Degree in Accounting and Finance
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1938
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