The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

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  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    An Evaluation of Financing and Development of Small and Medium Enterprises in Mombasa County, Kenya

    The purpose of this paper was to establish the relationship and the link between financing institutions and the level of development, growth of small and medium enterprises in Mombasa County. In the course of the research it was found out that many factors contribute to the growth and development of...

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // May 2013

    The Practice of Preparing and Using Financial Information in Financial Decisions: A Survey of SMEs in Tanzania

    A large number of SMEs' managers in Tanzania are said to have neglected an important role of preparing and using financial information in decision making. As a result, they have been pursuing poor financial decisions which are regarded to be the main cause for poor performances and increase in failure...

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    The Evaluation of the Factors Influence the Access to Debt Financing by Tanzanian SMEs

    This paper was to test the determinants of factor(s) impacts access to debt financing by Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). The research evaluates the extent on how the firm and the owner-manager factors impact upon the firms' access to debt financing were evaluated. This study was conducted in 2012, based...

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    The Impact of Microfinance on the Development of Small Scale Enterprises in the Ledzorkuku-Krowor Municipality in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana

    This paper reveals that significant number of the SMEs has the knowledge of the existence of MFIs and some acknowledge positive contributions of MFIs loans towards promoting their growth. Other than financial support, it is recommended that microfinance institutions should at all-time give professional advices to SMEs since proper professional...

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    Managers' Perception of Environmental Sustainability in Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs): Implication for Competitive Marketing Advantages for Sachet Water Manufacturers in Anambra State, Nigeria

    This paper examines managers' perception of environmental sustainability practices among Nigeria's SMEs with a case of the sachet water manufacturers in Anambra State. Nigeria. The study adopted survey design and used primary data. The population for the study is all the 321 sachet water firms registered with NAFDAC in Anambra...

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Financing and Economic Growth in Nigeria

    This in-depth study into the essential features of the existing micro, small and medium scale industries is justified on the grounds that many policies in the past, which sought to address the problems of the real sector of the Nigerian economy, seemed to have failed. This, it has been realized,...

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Performance and Constraints of Small Scale Enterprises in the Accra Metropolitan Area of Ghana

    Small Scale Enterprises play a crucial role in the development of entrepreneurial capabilities and indigenous technology which generate employment. Promotion of such enterprises in developing economies like Ghana is of paramount importance as it brings about a great distribution of benefits. The study seeks to quantify the determinants of the...

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Financial Management Practices in Small and Medium Enterprises in Selected Districts in Western Uganda

    This paper was done to determine the extent of financial management practices in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in selected districts in Western Uganda. The objectives of the study were; to determine the extent of financial management employed by SMEs as to these dimensions: working capital management (cash management, accounts...

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Small and Medium Size Manufacturing Enterprises Growth and Work Ethics in Kenya

    Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are generally thought to play a crucial role in driving economic growth in both developing and developed countries. As a group, they generate more new jobs than large firms. They introduce innovative ideas, products, and business methods. And they can push economic reforms and the...

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    The Imperatives of Entrepreneurial Skills to Small Businesses' Turnover in Nigeria

    Entrepreneurs face a deck hoard against them by large corporations with enormous budgets; (in some industries) they enjoy massive government subsidies, and politicians who are indebted to them always at their beck and call. The 'Service' industries are largely disinterested in them as banks find them expensive accounts to manage...

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Working Capital Management and Performance of SME Sector

    A managerial accounting strategy focusing on maintaining efficient levels of both components of working capital, current assets and current liabilities, in respect to each other is called working capital management. Working capital management ensures a company has sufficient cash flow in order to meet its short-term debt obligations and operating...

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Organizational Learning, Innovativeness and Financial Performance of Small and Medium Enterprises (Smes) in Nigeria

    This paper examined the relationship and the impact of organizational learning and innovativeness on financial performance of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Osun State of Nigeria. The findings revealed that organizational learning components: system orientations, organizational climate for learning orientation, knowledge acquisition and utilization orientation, information sharing and dissemination...

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    The Relationship Between Outsourcing and Organizational Performance

    This paper is to examine the relationship between outsourcing and organizational performance in the services sector. The population of the study is made up of 50 firms operating in the banking and insurance sectors of the economy of Ghana. The paper used purposive sampling for the selection of the respondents....

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // Nov 2012

    What Are Small Enterprises Finance Needs?

    Financial institutions financing of Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) has recently received interest from policy makers, economist, financial experts, business people, sociologist, national as well as international organisations such as IMF and the world bank. Large national and multinational companies in many industrialised countries are reported to be making...

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // Nov 2012

    Small Business Research: Upon Finding Definitions of Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur and Small Firms

    The study of Entrepreneurship and small business wealth to research. Although small business is recognized for its role of job creation and employment yet it has suffered from lack of common definition from among scholars. This controversial is not only on small business but on entrepreneurship and entrepreneur with a...

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    An Assessment of Risk Management of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Nigeria

    This paper adopts a survey research design to assess the level of risk management by SMEs in Nigeria with particular emphasis on the level of accounting records maintained by SMEs and the insurance policy cover undertaken by their business with a view of reducing their risk. To achieve the objective...

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // Nov 2011

    Data Mining Tools and Techniques: a review

    Data mining automates the detection of relevant patterns in a database, using defined approaches and algorithms to look into current and historical data that can then be analyzed to predict future trends. Because data mining tools predict future trends and behaviors by reading through databases for hidden patterns, they allow...

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    E-Marketing - A Literature Review From a Small Businesses Perspective

    This paper covers many areas such as: E-business, E-marketplace, Electronic Commerce, Electronic platforms, Mobile marketing and many other research areas. Many research gaps were identified in the field especially in the areas of E-Marketing performance as well as E-Marketing adoption in Small Business Enterprises (SBEs). To fill these gaps and...

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    E-Marketing - A Literature Review From a Small Businesses Perspective

    This paper covers many areas such as: E-business, E-marketplace, Electronic Commerce, Electronic platforms, Mobile marketing and many other research areas. Many research gaps were identified in the field especially in the areas of E-Marketing performance as well as E-Marketing adoption in Small Business Enterprises (SBEs). To fill these gaps and...

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // Nov 2012

    Small Business Research: Upon Finding Definitions of Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur and Small Firms

    The study of Entrepreneurship and small business wealth to research. Although small business is recognized for its role of job creation and employment yet it has suffered from lack of common definition from among scholars. This controversial is not only on small business but on entrepreneurship and entrepreneur with a...

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // Nov 2012

    What Are Small Enterprises Finance Needs?

    Financial institutions financing of Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) has recently received interest from policy makers, economist, financial experts, business people, sociologist, national as well as international organisations such as IMF and the world bank. Large national and multinational companies in many industrialised countries are reported to be making...

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Working Capital Management and Performance of SME Sector

    A managerial accounting strategy focusing on maintaining efficient levels of both components of working capital, current assets and current liabilities, in respect to each other is called working capital management. Working capital management ensures a company has sufficient cash flow in order to meet its short-term debt obligations and operating...

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Organizational Learning, Innovativeness and Financial Performance of Small and Medium Enterprises (Smes) in Nigeria

    This paper examined the relationship and the impact of organizational learning and innovativeness on financial performance of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Osun State of Nigeria. The findings revealed that organizational learning components: system orientations, organizational climate for learning orientation, knowledge acquisition and utilization orientation, information sharing and dissemination...

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    The Relationship Between Outsourcing and Organizational Performance

    This paper is to examine the relationship between outsourcing and organizational performance in the services sector. The population of the study is made up of 50 firms operating in the banking and insurance sectors of the economy of Ghana. The paper used purposive sampling for the selection of the respondents....

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Financing and Economic Growth in Nigeria

    This in-depth study into the essential features of the existing micro, small and medium scale industries is justified on the grounds that many policies in the past, which sought to address the problems of the real sector of the Nigerian economy, seemed to have failed. This, it has been realized,...

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    The Imperatives of Entrepreneurial Skills to Small Businesses' Turnover in Nigeria

    Entrepreneurs face a deck hoard against them by large corporations with enormous budgets; (in some industries) they enjoy massive government subsidies, and politicians who are indebted to them always at their beck and call. The 'Service' industries are largely disinterested in them as banks find them expensive accounts to manage...

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Performance and Constraints of Small Scale Enterprises in the Accra Metropolitan Area of Ghana

    Small Scale Enterprises play a crucial role in the development of entrepreneurial capabilities and indigenous technology which generate employment. Promotion of such enterprises in developing economies like Ghana is of paramount importance as it brings about a great distribution of benefits. The study seeks to quantify the determinants of the...

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    The Evaluation of the Factors Influence the Access to Debt Financing by Tanzanian SMEs

    This paper was to test the determinants of factor(s) impacts access to debt financing by Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). The research evaluates the extent on how the firm and the owner-manager factors impact upon the firms' access to debt financing were evaluated. This study was conducted in 2012, based...

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    The Impact of Microfinance on the Development of Small Scale Enterprises in the Ledzorkuku-Krowor Municipality in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana

    This paper reveals that significant number of the SMEs has the knowledge of the existence of MFIs and some acknowledge positive contributions of MFIs loans towards promoting their growth. Other than financial support, it is recommended that microfinance institutions should at all-time give professional advices to SMEs since proper professional...

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    Managers' Perception of Environmental Sustainability in Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs): Implication for Competitive Marketing Advantages for Sachet Water Manufacturers in Anambra State, Nigeria

    This paper examines managers' perception of environmental sustainability practices among Nigeria's SMEs with a case of the sachet water manufacturers in Anambra State. Nigeria. The study adopted survey design and used primary data. The population for the study is all the 321 sachet water firms registered with NAFDAC in Anambra...

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // May 2013

    The Practice of Preparing and Using Financial Information in Financial Decisions: A Survey of SMEs in Tanzania

    A large number of SMEs' managers in Tanzania are said to have neglected an important role of preparing and using financial information in decision making. As a result, they have been pursuing poor financial decisions which are regarded to be the main cause for poor performances and increase in failure...

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    An Evaluation of Financing and Development of Small and Medium Enterprises in Mombasa County, Kenya

    The purpose of this paper was to establish the relationship and the link between financing institutions and the level of development, growth of small and medium enterprises in Mombasa County. In the course of the research it was found out that many factors contribute to the growth and development of...

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Financial Management Practices in Small and Medium Enterprises in Selected Districts in Western Uganda

    This paper was done to determine the extent of financial management practices in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in selected districts in Western Uganda. The objectives of the study were; to determine the extent of financial management employed by SMEs as to these dimensions: working capital management (cash management, accounts...

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Small and Medium Size Manufacturing Enterprises Growth and Work Ethics in Kenya

    Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are generally thought to play a crucial role in driving economic growth in both developing and developed countries. As a group, they generate more new jobs than large firms. They introduce innovative ideas, products, and business methods. And they can push economic reforms and the...

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    An Assessment of Risk Management of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Nigeria

    This paper adopts a survey research design to assess the level of risk management by SMEs in Nigeria with particular emphasis on the level of accounting records maintained by SMEs and the insurance policy cover undertaken by their business with a view of reducing their risk. To achieve the objective...

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)

  • White Papers // Nov 2011

    Data Mining Tools and Techniques: a review

    Data mining automates the detection of relevant patterns in a database, using defined approaches and algorithms to look into current and historical data that can then be analyzed to predict future trends. Because data mining tools predict future trends and behaviors by reading through databases for hidden patterns, they allow...

    Provided By The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)