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EDITORIAL BOARD

Journal of Engineering & Technological Advances
Chief Editor:
Dr. Chia Chee Ming
Deputy Chief Editor:
Dr. Leelavathi Rajamanickam
Editors:
Prof. Omar Munir
Dr. Yap Pow Seng
Pn. Salmaliza Salleh
Mr. Chen Woon Choong
Ms. Kate Lam Woon Yee
 
Asia Pacific Journal of Health Sciences Research
Chief Editor:
Dr Neeraj Malhotra
Deputy Chief Editor:
Prof. Dr. Jamaludin Zainol
Editors:
Datuk Dr Khairiyah Abd Muttalib
Prof. Dr Nyan HL
Assoc. Prof. Tey Kim Kuan
Assoc. Prof. Ong Bee Leng
 
Asia Pacific Journal of Business, Humanities & Education
Chief Editor:
Dr. Mahiswaran Selvanathan
Deputy Chief Editor:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Stanley Yap
Editors:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Firdaus Low Abdullah
Dr. Mahadevan Supramaniam
Dr. Chong Wei Ying
Dr. Ramachandran Ponnan
 
 
AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF SMALL BUSINESS CONSTRAINTS IN ETHIOPIA: A CASE STUDY OF THE RETAIL CLOTHING INDUSTRY IN ADDIS ABABA
Author : Victor Egan
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Abstract
Small business has long been touted as a driving force for economic development by way of the employment opportunities provided. In this context, the efficiency of small business should be of paramount concern to governments, particularly those with the responsibility of delivering economic growth and improved living conditions to the citizens of less developed countries. This paper presents the results of an exploratory study which sought to determine the primary constraints to efficiency and profitability for small businesses in Ethiopia. More specifically, the study focused on the retail clothing industry in Addis Ababa. The results of the study indicate that a number of constraints to performance were common. These include human resources, rampant corruption of government officials, high inflation, lack of finance, and dysfunctional competitive practices.
 
Authors(s) Affiliations
Curtin University of Technology