Does the financial performance matter in accessing to finance for Libya's SMEs?

Zarook, Tarek and Rahman, Mohammad Mafizur and Khanam, Rasheda (2013) Does the financial performance matter in accessing to finance for Libya's SMEs? International Journal of Economics and Finance, 5 (6). pp. 11-19. ISSN 1916-971X

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This study investigates the impact of financial performance of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) on access to finance in Libya. The study is based on the primary data of 557 survey questionnaires on SMEs in various sectors of different regions of Libya. The data analysis contains the computation of descriptive statistics, correlation statistics and multivariate regression analysis. Our results confirm that financial performance expressed by liability to assets ratios, profit, return of assets have no significant effects on access to finance in Libya.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright © Canadian Center of Science and Education. Creative Commons License: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2013 00:05
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2017 22:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: financial performance; small and medium enterprises; access to finance; Libya
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1502 Banking, Finance and Investment > 150202 Financial Econometrics
14 Economics > 1403 Econometrics > 140301 Cross-Sectional Analysis
14 Economics > 1403 Econometrics > 140302 Econometric and Statistical Methods
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9199 Other Economic Framework > 919999 Economic Framework not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.5539/ijef.v5n6p11

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