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SME Finance in Africa

Beck, T. and Cull, R. (2014). SME Finance in Africa. Journal of African Economies, 23(5), pp. 583-613. doi: 10.1093/jae/eju016

Abstract

This paper uses cross-country firm-level surveys to gauge access to financial services and the importance of financing constraints for African enterprises. We compare access to finance in Africa and other developing regions of the world, within Africa across countries, and across different groups of firms. We relate firms' access to finance to firm and banking system characteristics and discuss policy challenges.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Journal of African Economies following peer review. The version of record Beck, T. & Cull, R. (2014). SME Finance in Africa. Journal of African Economies, 23(5), pp. 583-613, is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jae/eju016
Publisher Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, banking, small- and medium-sized enterprises
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Departments: Cass Business School > Finance
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/13174
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