Abasyn Journal of Social Sciences. Vol.11 No.1

Analyzing the Interaction among Factors Hindering the Growth of SMEs: Evidence from Cutlery Sector of Pakistan

Naveed Iqbal Chaudhry , Zaid Bin Khalid, Haleema Farooq

Department of Business Administration, University of the Punjab, Gujranwala

In developing countries SME sector greatly contributes to the economic growth and is considered as the backbone of the economy. But unfortunately, small and medium enterprises in Pakistan  face gigantic challenges to chase the economic growth. Therefore, this study aims to consider different aspects that inhibit the growth of SMEs in the cutlery sector. By using interpretive structural  modeling, the research will give a hierarchical structure and the reciprocal relationships among those factors which hinder the progress and development of the SMEs.
Keywords: factors, interpretive structural modeling, SMEs




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