Obeng, Bernard Aquah and Blundel, Richard K.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.1111/jsbm.12072|
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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|
|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)|
|Depositing User:||Richard Blundel|
|Date Deposited:||27 Feb 2012 14:48|
|Last Modified:||04 Oct 2016 14:22|
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