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Exploring Micro and Small Enterprise’s Situation in Addis Ababa against Pre-Determined Determinants of Success


Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) are considered as a “seedbed” of entrepreneurship. Thus, this study was conducted to explore and identify the MSE’s situation against pre-determined determinants of entrepreneurial success of MSEs in the manufacturing, construction, urban agriculture, and trade and service sectors.

The study used primary data from interviews conducted on one hundred MSE operators and four government officials in Addis Ababa and secondary data of Federal MSEDA’s Bulletin 2014, the Federal MSE Development agency database and Director 2014.

Through descriptive and quantities study, it intended to describe and verify determinants of MSEs success. The hypothesis was that entrepreneurial success is significantly determined by three factors: individual dimension, organization dimensions and external environmental. The study used interview guide and Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) for data organization and analyses using descriptive, correlation and multiple linear regressions.

Based on the result of the study, MSE's success is determined by multi-dimensional factors of individual, institutional and external nature. However, among the three determinants institutional factor have strong predictor. In addition, the study also indicated the variation of success factors across the five sectors. Hence, to ensure the success of MSEs the importance of sector based approach is one of the main finding of this study

Corporate Author: 
Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA)
Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA)
Primary Descriptors: 

Small Enterprise

Secondary Descriptor: 

 Micro Enterprise

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Broad Subject heading: 
Micro finance institution
Call Number: 
330.0963 PRO 2017
Serial Key Title: 
Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy
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Publication date: 
2017-06-01 00:00:00
Conference Place: 
Addis Ababa, EEA Multi-purpose Building Conference Hall
Place of publication: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Thematic area: 
Macroeconomics, Trade and Industry Related Topics
Conference date: 
July 21 – 23, 2016