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A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT OF THE ROLE OF SMALL ENTREPRISES IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN KENYA
The aim of this paper is to critically asses the role that small enterprises play towards the economic development of a country. It has taken Kenya to be the case study whereby it starts by reviewing the concept in SMEs, and their state
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Table of contents
1.0 Introduction 1
2.0 Concepts in small and medium size enterprises developments 2
3.0 State of small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) in Kenya 3
4.0 The second sessional paper 4
5.0 Small and medium size manufacturing enterprises in Nairobi, Kenya 10
6.0 Contribution to the economy 12
7.0 References 13
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A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT OF THE ROLE OF SMALL ENTREPRISES IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN KENYA Introduction A 1972 report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), on the unemployment problem in Kenya and the need to focus on the emerging informal sector as a partial solution to the problem started the crystallization of attention of policy makers on the small size enterprises in the country (Billetoft, 1996;ILO, 1972). The Government of Kenya has since prepared a number of sessional papers and development plans which focus on the development of micro, small and medium size enterprises in Kenya (Republic of Kenya, 1986; Republic of Kenya, 1989; Republic of Kenya, 1992; Republic of Kenya, 1994; Republic of Kenya, 1996; Republic of Kenya, 1997). The enterprises themselves have also increased in number to a level where in 1999 it was estimated that there were about 1.3 million micro and small size enterprises ...
... systemic productive capacities and the creation of
resilient economic systems, through linkages between small and large enterprises
While their significant economic contribution is well understood, their responsible
business practices have not been extensively studied for any meaningful interpretation to
be drawn. While individually each of these SME’s may not be a significant influence like
the large corporations, their cumulative social and environmental impacts could be
significant. This is already being witnessed in the erection of stalls and operation of fast moving food kiosks in Nairobi.
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