SME Policy Formulation and Implementation in Africa: Unpacking Assumptions as Opportunity for Research and Innovative Policies

Mamman, Aminu and Bawole, Justice and Agbebi, Motolani and Alhassan, Abdul-Razak (2018) SME Policy Formulation and Implementation in Africa: Unpacking Assumptions as Opportunity for Research and Innovative Policies. Journal of Business Research. ISSN 0148-2963

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Abstract

The increasing acknowledgement of the role of SMEs in economic growth and reducing unemployment in SSA brings forth the need for research into understanding the role and impact of the SME policy and its outcomes. However, the lack of adequate critical examination of the current SME policies across SSA as well as the absence of a holistic conceptual framework has put limitations on the further development of literature in the field. In this article, we have attempted to critique the existing assumptions underpinning the SME policy. We have also advanced a conceptual framework and propositions to enable the holistic research that can shed more light on our understanding of the interactions between SME policies, the business environment (context), the entrepreneur, and policy outcomes. Finally, we proposed research questions and an agenda that should guide future research.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L400 Social Policy
L900 Others in Social studies
N100 Business studies
T500 African studies
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > Birmingham City Business School > Dept. Strategy, Marketing and Economics
Depositing User: Abdul-Razak Alhassan
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2018 15:53
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 15:53
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6124

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