Factors Influencing the Entrepreneurial Development of (SMEs) in Saudi Arabia
Almosallam, Sahar (2008) Factors Influencing the Entrepreneurial Development of (SMEs) in Saudi Arabia. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)
The importance of entrepreneurial activities and the establishment of new businesses aimed at boosting economic growth has long been established. However, the role of mechanisms that influence entrepreneurial activity have not been well understood, particularly in emerging economies. This dissertation investigates the factors that are acting as constraints to entrepreneurial activity among entrepreneurial Saudi small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Based on a quantitative survey by way of a structured questionnaire, supported by in-depth interview, this study identifies (through factor analysis) the important factors that are impacting on rapid growth/development among entrepreneurial SMEs in Saudi Arabia. The study also uses descriptive and inferential statistics to establish the level of the gap between the importance of these factors (as perceived by SMEs) and the SMEs perceptions of the performance of government authorities in dealing with these constraints.
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