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Sponsoring Entrepreneurship: A qualitative study on the effectiveness of government financing programs in sponsoring SME entrepreneurship in Botswana
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The value of entrepreneurship in catalysing economic and social development in developing economies is well-documented. Government SME financing programs in Botswana have helped increase access to capital for entrepreneurs, but high default rates on loans have held down overall performance. By interviewing decision-makers at government agencies providing SME financing programs, a qualitative assessment of the mechanisms used to regulate the screening and monitoring of loan-takers is rendered from an agency theory perspective. It is found that there are methods of raising effectiveness in government financing programs by introducing mechanisms to mitigate the adverse effects of agency costs found in the relationship between lender and borrower. These results provide new areas of research in the study of SME financing programs and help decision-makers recognize some of the available policy options to contribute economic and social improvement.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 29 p.
Keyword [en]
SME entrepreneurship, government financing programs, agency problems, loan repayment
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-332996OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-332996DiVA: diva2:1154755
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Political Science
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Political Science
Presentation
2017-10-02, Department of Government, Room 6229, Gamla Torget 6, Uppsala, 10:15 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2017-11-07 Created: 2017-11-04 Last updated: 2017-11-07Bibliographically approved

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