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Evaluating enterprise policy interventions in Africa: a critical review of Ghanaian small business support services

Obeng, Bernard Aquah and Blundel, Richard K. (2015). Evaluating enterprise policy interventions in Africa: a critical review of Ghanaian small business support services. Journal of Small Business Management, 53(2) pp. 416–435.

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Abstract

Enterprise policies play a central role in economic development across Africa, but more effective, evidence-based policy evaluation is required to inform future interventions. The paper aims to: (i) contribute to filling this gap; (ii) develop more rigorous and appropriate evaluation methodologies. It examines the issues through an empirical study into non-use of small business support services in Ghana. Survey evidence from 253 owner-managers was complemented by interviews with owner-managers and service providers. It concludes that policy evaluation in Sub-Saharan Africa would benefit from multi-method approaches to address the lack of official small firm datasets and facilitate more in-depth understanding.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2012 International Council for Small Business
ISSN: 1540-627X
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
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Item ID: 32844
Depositing User: Richard Blundel
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2012 14:48
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2016 06:36
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/32844
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