S. Namagembe “Environmental standards and poverty eradication among small scale Ffrmers: the moderating role of farmers’ empowerment and adoption of environmentally friendly practices”

30th January 2019

Sheila Namagembe, Makerere University, Uganda Purpose: The study examined the influence environmental standards set by the SME agro-based processing firms on poverty eradication among small scale farmers and the moderating roles of farmers’ environmental empowerment and practice adoption on the environmental standards-poverty reduction relationship. Design/methodology/approach: Data was collected from purchasing managers of the agro-based processing [more details]

M. N. Alam and N. B. Noor “Islamic banking financing to SME: a unique tool to develop different new work relations (Case study on Sudan, Kenya, Cyprus and Bangladesh)”

19th January 2019

Mohammed Nurul Alam, Yorkville University, Canada Nurulayn Binte Noor, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada Abstract Islamic Banking Finance to the rural-based SME owners is gaining an enormous popularity in many developing nations of the world. The article demonstrates the result of an empirical study on how and to what extent the shariah-based Islamic financing to the rural-based [more details]

(pp.01-15) A. Al-Roubaie and M. M. S. Almubarak ‘Localisation of knowledge in GCC countries: the case of SMEs’, MEJELSD, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2017

9th September 2017

Amer Al-Roubaie* and Muneer M. S. Almubarak College of Business and Finance, Ahlia University, Bahrain Email: aalroubaie@ahlia.edu.bh Email: malmubarak@ahlia.edu.b Purpose: Localisation of knowledge is among the important challenges facing Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Knowledge is a key driver of modern economies impacting productivity, employment, wealth creation, poverty reduction and technology diffusion. Building capabilities for [more details]

(pp.21-37) E. Hamad and L. Arthur ‘Entrepreneurship in SMEs through business incubators in UAE’, IJIKMMENA, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2013

14th December 2012

Emhamad Hamad and Leslie Arthur, Nottingham Trent University, UK Purpose: This research aimed to determine whether the economic conditions for business strategy in the Arab World are favourable to a programme of business incubation and to suggest directions on the best ways to implement business incubation in Libya. Business incubators (BI) have proved to be [more details]

(pp.17-25) S. H. Nithyanandhan ‘Regional and sectoral wise disbursement of small and medium scale loans in Oman Development Bank’, WJEMSD, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2011

7th July 2011

S. Hemavathy Nithyanandhan, Mazoon College, Sultanate of Oman Abstract: The Oman Development Bank (ODB) was established in the year 1976 under the Royal Decree No 31/76. The ODB is the first specialised development bank started in Sultanate for the purpose of contributing to the economic and social development in the country. ODB is attracted by [more details]

(pp.221-231) L. V. Scheers ‘Challenges of small family groceries shops in South Africa’, WJEMSD, Vol. 6, No. 3, 2010

1st December 2010

Louise van Scheers, University of South Africa, South Africa Abstract: It is estimated that the failure rate of small, medium and micro enterprises (SMEs) is between 70% and 80%. Millions of Rands are being lost on business ventures because of essentially avoidable mistakes and problems. It is maintained that often the ideas are good and [more details]

(pp.233-245) S. Eyaa, J. M. Ntayi and S. Namagembe ‘Collaborative relationships and SME supply chain performance’, WJEMSD, Vol. 6, No. 3, 2010

1st December 2010

Sarah Eyaa, Joseph M. Ntayi and Sheila Namagembe, Makerere University, Uganda Abstract: SMEs especially those in developing countries face a number of challenges that affect their performance and survival in the long run. One of the challenges that have not been widely explored is that of SME supply chain performance. This study attempts to examine [more details]

(pp.091-107) R. Polenakovik and R. Pinto’The National Innovation System and its relation to small enterprises: The case of the Republic of Macedonia’, WJSTSD, Vol. 7, No, 1, 2010

12th January 2010

Radmil Polenakovik, Ss. Cyril and MethodiusUniversity Business Start-up Centre, Macedonia Ricardo Pinto, Pinto Consulting GmbH, Germany Abstract: Authors summarises the research conducted for the needs of a EU-funded project to assist the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Macedonia to develop a strategy and programme to stimulate the development of SMEs during the period [more details]