The impact of capital structure on performance of small and medium entreprises in Tanzania.

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dc.contributor.author Kambi, Mayasa
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-11T17:02:43Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-11T17:02:43Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Kambi, M. (2020). The impact of capital structure on performance of small and medium entreprises in Tanzania (Master dissertation). The University of Dodoma, Dodoma. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12661/2765
dc.description Dissertation (MSc Accounting and Finance) en_US
dc.description.abstract Despite the improved access of financing institutions to SMEs, their performance has stood very low in Tanzania. This prompted this study to assess the impact of capital structure on performance of SMEs in Tanzania. The study particularly examined the impact of long-term debt, short-term debt, and equity on performance of SMEs in Tanzania. The study adopted causal research design compounded by the quantitative approach to generate data from SMEs registered by BRELA that were selected using the random sampling. Secondary data dating from 2017 to 2019 for SMEs registered under BRELA and supervised by SIDO were collected for analysis. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, pair wise correlation matrix, random effect model, fixed effect model to establish the relationships among the study variables. The study found out that long-term debt has negative significant influence on the performance of SME in terms of ROE and positive influence on ROA and ROCE. Also, the study found out that short term debt had a negative significant influence on the performance of SME in terms of ROE and ROCE and positive significant influence in terms of ROA. Furthermore, equity had statistically negative influence on the performance of SMEs in terms of ROE and ROCE and a significant positive influence on the performance of SME in terms of ROA.The study recommends SMEs’ owners to consider the key variables, such as business size, age, tangibility, sales, and debt composition which influence the performance of SMEs and reduce bankruptcy risk. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher The University of Dodoma en_US
dc.subject Capital structure en_US
dc.subject Small and Medium Enterprises en_US
dc.subject Medium enterprises en_US
dc.subject Small enterprises en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.subject Financing institutions en_US
dc.subject SMEs en_US
dc.subject Long term debt en_US
dc.subject Short term debt en_US
dc.subject BRELA en_US
dc.subject Business Registrations and Licensing Agency en_US
dc.subject SIDO en_US
dc.subject Small Industries Development Organization en_US
dc.subject Return on assets en_US
dc.subject ROA en_US
dc.title The impact of capital structure on performance of small and medium entreprises in Tanzania. en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US


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