An investigation of the factors that hinder the growth and survival of small and micro enterprises (SMEs) in Tanzania: the case of Tanga city

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dc.contributor.author Marco, Hilda
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-21T06:01:35Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-21T06:01:35Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Marco, H. (2013). An investigation of the factors that hinder the growth and survival of small and micro enterprises (SMEs) in Tanzania: the case of Tanga city. Dodoma: The University of Dodoma. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12661/1023
dc.description Dissertation (MA Business Administration) en_US
dc.description.abstract This study investigated the factors that hinder the growth and survival of small and micro enterprises (SMEs) in Tanzania; with Tanga City SMEs as a case study. This study focused on three issues. These include the investigation of the major factors constraining the growth and survival of (SMEs), exploration of the efforts made by the government to deal with problems facing (SMEs) and an assessment of solutions to the problems. The sample size was 180 respondents. The study used primary and secondary data. Data were collected through questionnaires, interview and documentary review. Data were processed and analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 16.0. This study identified major factors constraining the growth and survival of SMEs which include of lack of adequate capital, high rent costs for business premises, inadequate business skills, lack of a good market, high business competition, inflation effect and hard conditions for securing loans from financial institutions. The study found out that the government efforts has been making some efforts in supporting SMEs growth and survival. These include providing business skills to some business owners, creating a conducive environment for carrying out business and controlling inflation. The study also identified measures which should be implemented to support the growth and survival of SMEs. These include provision of appropriate business skills, creation of more conducive environment and provision of better loan conditions. The study recommends that the various stakeholders in the country should play their part in enhancing the growth and survival of SMEs. The study also recommends that SME business owners themselves should be creative and pro active in running their businesses. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher The University of Dodoma en_US
dc.subject Tanga city en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.subject Small and Micro Enterprises en_US
dc.subject SMEs en_US
dc.subject Micro enterprises en_US
dc.subject Small enterprises en_US
dc.subject Growth of micro enterprises en_US
dc.subject Growth of small enterprises en_US
dc.subject Survival of small enterprises en_US
dc.subject growth and survival of small and micro enterprises en_US
dc.subject Challenge of small enterprises en_US
dc.title An investigation of the factors that hinder the growth and survival of small and micro enterprises (SMEs) in Tanzania: the case of Tanga city en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US


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