Employment fell by 34, to 60, a 36 per cent fall in the number of clothing industry jobs. About 70 per cent of this decline was due to a loss of share in the Canadian market to imports from China, Bangladesh, India, Mexico and other developing countries, while 30 per cent of the decline was due to a fall in exports to the U. But it has also meant cheaper clothing for Canadians. This matters, especially to low-income families and seniors living on fixed incomes.
Newman, Alexander Capital structure determinants of private small and medium-sized enterprises in China. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham. Preview Download 27MB Preview Abstract This thesis examines the capital structure determinants of private SMEs in China and the extent to which financial theories of capital structure adequately explain their financing behaviour.
It also investigates whether other theoretical perspectives can be utilised to explain their capital structure decisions. In order to investigate these issues a mixed method approach is utilised, combining analysis of secondary data, with field research in the form of semi-structured interviews and survey questionnaires.
Data analysis indicated that financial theories of capital structure alone do not provide a full explanation as to how SMEs are financed due to distinct institutional and cultural differences between China and the developed economy context in which these theories were developed.
In order to better explain the financing behaviour of Chinese SMEs a theoretical model was developed based on insights from interviews with SME owner managers and the existing literature. This model highlighted the role played by managerial strategy, psychology, human capital and network ties in small business financing.
Such factors are shown to be influential in determining the capital structure adopted by Chinese SMEs and are not taken into account by existing theories of capital structure in the finance paradigm. Based on the findings of this research theoretical and policy implications are provided.
In order to support the continued growth of the SME sector Chinese government authorities should consider providing better support to entrepreneurs to access the formal financial sector.The Internationalization of SMEs in Emerging Markets: Case Russia The first goal of this study is to investigate and analyze the characteristics and challenges of the internationalization process of foreign small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to Russia.
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facing the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia. The significance of the study will categorized into medium-sized companies, small enterprises and micro-enterprises and this is as indicated in Table 1.
capabilities, and lack of financing, difficulty in accessing management, technology and heavy regulatory burden. Walden University ScholarWorks Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies Factoring as a Financing Alternative for African Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises.
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