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Small Firms, large Impact? A systematic review of the SME Finance Literature

Kersten, Renate ; Harms, Job ; Liket, Kellie ; Maas, Karen

World Development, 2017, Vol.97, p.330(19) [Periódico revisado por pares]

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  • Título:
    Small Firms, large Impact? A systematic review of the SME Finance Literature
  • Autor: Kersten, Renate ; Harms, Job ; Liket, Kellie ; Maas, Karen
  • Assuntos: Small Business ; Small and Medium Sized Companies
  • É parte de: World Development, 2017, Vol.97, p.330(19)
  • Descrição: To link to full-text access for this article, visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.04.012 Byline: Renate Kersten, Job Harms, Kellie Liket, Karen Maas Abstract: * We conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of the empirical literature on SME finance effectiveness. * In contrast to the microfinance literature, few SME finance evaluations use experimental methods. * We find a positive significant effect of SME finance on investments, firm performance, and employment. * The summary effect on profitability and wages within the supported firm is insignificant. * Spillovers and poverty reduction effects are scarcely addressed in these evaluations. Article History: Accepted 9 April 2017
  • Idioma: Inglês

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