Management skills and accessing to finance: evidence from Libya's SMEs

Zarook, Tarek and Rahman, Mohammad Mafizur and Khanam, Rasheda (2013) Management skills and accessing to finance: evidence from Libya's SMEs. International Journal of Business and Social Science, 4 (7). pp. 106-115. ISSN 2219-1933

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This paper aims to examine the effects of management skills of small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) on access to financing in Libya. We have used a quantitative research method based on 557 responses of 600 distributed questionnaires on SMEs in various regions in Libya. The findings of this study confirm that management experiences and education levels have significant positive effects on access to finance; in contrast, business planning, and political connection have no significant effect in regard to access to finance.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Open access journal
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2013 23:11
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2014 05:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: access to finance; management skills; Libya; SMEs
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1502 Banking, Finance and Investment > 150201 Finance
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140209 Industry Economics and Industrial Organisation
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910402 Management

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