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Type Journal Article - International Journal of Business and Management Studies
Title Factors affecting the performance of small and medium enterprises (SMES) in the manufacturing sector of Cairo, Egypt
Author(s)
Volume 5
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2013
URL http://sosbilko.net/journal_IJBM/arhieves/2013_no2/Menna-Allah.pdf
Abstract
This research will investigate the factors that affect the performance of Small and
Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing sector of Cairo, Egypt. To
achieve this objective, the research will hypothesize that poor management skill
such as human resources, financial management, general management, production
management and marketing management regarding the poor performance of
SMEs in the manufacturing sector of Cairo, Egypt. The importance of this study
on both the academic and the application levels is attributed to SMEs, despite
their contributions to the Egyptian economy, have not been given due attention as
the research of performance has been biased towards large enterprises. The aim of
this study is to explore the obstacles facing the small and medium enterprises
(SMEs) in the context of the manufacturing sector of Cairo, Egypt using a sample
of 50 SMEs. The researcher suggests that managerial aspects which are in short
supply have negative effects on the performance of SMEs in the manufacturing
sector

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