Determinants of Small and Micro Enterprise Registration: Results from Surveys in Niger and Swaziland

  • M. A. McPherson and C. Liedholm (1996). World Development, 481-487
  • Abstract: The relationship between governmental regulations and small and micro enterprises is the subject of increasing interest in developing countries. This paper examines the determinants of small and micro enterprise registration in Niger and Swaziland using a logit framework. Our surveys show that although virtually all firms in these countries are required to register, many do not. Several firm-specific factors are significant in explaining the probability of registering, including sector, location and size. Although Niger and Swaziland were reputed to possess differing regulatory environments, there is no evidence that the likelihood of registration depends on the country in which the firm is located. Copyright 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd.
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  • Keywords: developing country, formalisation, industrial regulation, microenterprise, registration determinant, regulatory framework, small scale enterprise, Niger, Swaziland
  • Reference type: Journal Article
  • Geographic location: Niger, Swaziland, Africa, Global North
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