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African Small and Medium Enterprises, Networks, and Manufacturing Performance

dc.contributor.authorBiggs, Tyler
dc.contributor.authorShah, Manju Kedia
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-22T14:09:43Z
dc.date.available2012-06-22T14:09:43Z
dc.date.issued2006-02
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the role of private support institutions in determining small and medium enterprise (SME) growth and performance in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It finds that SMEs in SSA get around market failures and lack of formal institutions by creating private governance systems in the form of long-term business relationships and tight, ethnically-based, business networks. There are important links between these informal governance institutions and SME performance. Networks raise the performance of "insiders" and, in the sparse business environments of the SSA region, have attendant negative consequences for market participation of "outsiders," such as indigenous African SMEs. This is indicated through the determinants of access to supplier credit. Policy interventions will be needed to improve the platform for relation-based governance mechanisms and to address the exclusionary effects of tight networks.en
dc.identifierhttp://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2006/02/6606436/african-small-medium-enterprises-networks-manufacturing-performance
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10986/8752
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWorld Bank, Washington, DC
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPolicy Research Working Paper; No. 3855
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holderWorld Bank
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.subjectADVERSE EFFECTS
dc.subjectAGRICULTURE
dc.subjectASSETS
dc.subjectASYMMETRIC INFORMATION
dc.subjectBANK LOANS
dc.subjectCAPITAL FLIGHT
dc.subjectCOMMUNITIES
dc.subjectCOMPARATIVE ADVANTAGES
dc.subjectCOMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
dc.subjectCOMPETITIVENESS
dc.subjectCONSUMERS
dc.subjectCONTRACT ENFORCEMENT
dc.subjectCOST OF CAPITAL
dc.subjectDEBT
dc.subjectDECENTRALIZED MARKETS
dc.subjectDEVELOPMENT AGENCIES
dc.subjectDISCOUNT RATE
dc.subjectDISCOUNTED VALUE
dc.subjectECONOMIC CONDITIONS
dc.subjectECONOMIC FUNCTIONS
dc.subjectEMPLOYMENT
dc.subjectEQUITY INVESTMENTS
dc.subjectETHNIC GROUPS
dc.subjectFINANCIAL MARKETS
dc.subjectHUMAN CAPITAL
dc.subjectINDUSTRIALIZATION
dc.subjectINSURANCE
dc.subjectINVENTORY
dc.subjectLAWS
dc.subjectMONOPOLY
dc.subjectNETWORK EXTERNALITIES
dc.subjectNETWORK EXTERNALITY
dc.subjectNETWORKING
dc.subjectNETWORKS
dc.subjectNEW ENTRANTS
dc.subjectOPPORTUNITY COST
dc.subjectPOSITIVE EXTERNALITIES
dc.subjectPRODUCTION FUNCTION
dc.subjectPRODUCTIVITY
dc.subjectPROPERTY RIGHTS
dc.subjectREGRESSION ANALYSIS
dc.subjectSAVINGS
dc.subjectSIDE EFFECTS
dc.subjectSUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
dc.subjectSUNK COSTS
dc.subjectTRANSACTION COSTS
dc.subjectVALUE ADDED
dc.subjectWEALTH
dc.subjectWORKING CAPITAL
dc.titleAfrican Small and Medium Enterprises, Networks, and Manufacturing Performanceen
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okr.crosscuttingsolutionareaJobs
okr.crosscuttingsolutionareaPublic-Private Partnerships
okr.doctypePublications & Research::Policy Research Working Paper
okr.doctypePublications & Research
okr.docurlhttp://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2006/02/6606436/african-small-medium-enterprises-networks-manufacturing-performance
okr.globalpracticeMacroeconomics and Fiscal Management
okr.globalpracticeFinance and Markets
okr.globalpracticeTrade and Competitiveness
okr.identifier.doi10.1596/1813-9450-3855
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum000016406_20060217164841
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum6606436
okr.identifier.reportWPS3855
okr.language.supporteden
okr.pdfurlhttp://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2006/02/17/000016406_20060217164841/Rendered/PDF/wps3855.pdfen
okr.region.administrativeAfrica
okr.topicPrivate Sector Development::Business Environment
okr.topicEconomic Theory and Research
okr.topicTechnology Industry
okr.topicBanks and Banking Reform
okr.topicPrivate Sector Development::Business in Development
okr.topicIndustry
okr.topicFinance and Financial Sector Development
okr.topicMacroeconomics and Economic Growth
okr.unitDevelopment Research Group (DECRG)
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