Micro Enterprise (MEs) Upgrading in Indonesia: Why MEs are not Growing?

Masrifah, Atika Rukminastiti and Lahuri, Setiawan Bin and Zakarsyi, muhammad Ridho and Untung, syamsul Hadi (2019) Micro Enterprise (MEs) Upgrading in Indonesia: Why MEs are not Growing? In: ICBLP 2019, 13-15 February 2019, Sidoarjo, Indonesia.

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Abstract

Indonesia had a vast number of micro, and small enterprises and only a few larger enterprises, more than 90 per cent of firms were micro-sized enterprises (MEs). Empirical evidence suggested that most of them stagnated and never graduated into the segment of the medium even small-size enterprises, only a small minority of them graduated to the next size category. This research referred to this group as upgrades. It raised the question as to which factors determined the upgrading of MEs into higher scale. The target population of this study was MEs which graduated to small enterprise, operating in different lines of business. The sample size of this study was 209 enterprises. Responses of the subjects were collected through questionnaires. Structural Equation Model (SEM) was used for analysis. As a result, the main factors determined the upgrading of MEs was shaped by internal (i.e. financial literacy, operational training, accessibility to a financial institution) as well as external (i.e. policy, social environment, challenge) factors. SEM results showed that financial literacy and operational training were the most critical determinant to upgrade the scale level of MEs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: enterprises upgrading micro enterprises operation management and policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2021 06:51
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2021 06:51
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/5275

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