EXPLORING THE ECONOMIC SIGNIFICANCE OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISESDownload This Article
This paper aims at providing a detailed account of economic significance of small and medium enterprises by drawing on the extant body of empirical literature. It has been noted that studies on the link between SME development and economic growth are inconclusive. While modeling growth in the SME sector and its impact on economic development is a matter of ongoing scientific investigation, we emphasized on the most conspicuous economic benefits of SMEs that includes, among others, job creation, contribution to national output, reducing income inequality and poverty. We believe this may help researchers frame their future investigations in line with the benefits discussed in the paper.
Keywords: SMEs, Job Creation, Poverty Reduction, Income Inequality
How to cite this paper: Fanta, A. B. (2015). Exploring the economic significance of small and medium enterprises. Journal of Governance and Regulation, 4(1), 27-34. https://doi.org/10.22495/jgr_v4_i4_p3