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Does Firm Profile Influence Financial Access among Small and Medium Enterprises in Kenya?

M. Martin Musamali and Daniel Kipkirong Tarus
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M. Martin Musamali: School of Business and Economics, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya
Daniel Kipkirong Tarus: Department of Accounting and Finance, Moi University, Eldoret Kenya

Asian Economic and Financial Review, 2013, vol. 3, issue 6, 714-723

Abstract: The purpose of this research is to determine whether firm-specific factors influence Small and Medium Enterprises’ (SMEs) ability to access finance. To address the study objectives, data from a sample of 103 SMEs was used in the study. Using multiple regression analysis, we found that, firm profile such as ownership structure; size of the firm; business type; and age of the business indeed influence SMEs’ access to finance.

Keywords: Financial Access, Firm Profile, Small and Medium Enterprises; Kenya (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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