Access to Financing in a Small Island Economy: Evidence From Mauritius

Access to Financing in a Small Island Economy: Evidence From Mauritius

Author: 
Kasseeah, Harshana
Publisher: 
Taylor & Francis
Date published: 
2012
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Responsibility: 
Thoplan, Ruben, jt. author
Journal Title: 
Journal of African Business
Source: 
Journal of African Business, Vol 13, No. 3, September-December 2012, pp. 221-231
Abstract: 

This relationship between access to financing and firm characteristics was studied. The authors used data from a survey of small and medium-sized enterprises from Mauritius, an island economy that is part of the sub-Saharan African continent. They examined the factors that affect the ability of firms to gain access to financing. Using the principal component analysis, the authors group variables affecting access to financing in four main components including working capital constraint, the external constraint, the size constraint, and the age constraint. The authors show that these components are important factors that influence the ability of firms to gain access to financing.

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CITATION: Kasseeah, Harshana. Access to Financing in a Small Island Economy: Evidence From Mauritius . : Taylor & Francis , 2012. Journal of African Business, Vol 13, No. 3, September-December 2012, pp. 221-231 - Available at: http://library.au.int/access-financing-small-island-economy-evidence-mauritius-3