Microenterprise development in a sub-sector context

  • D. C. Mead (1992). Small Enterprise Development, 35-42
  • Abstract: Explores the transition which takes place when fully integrated household enterprises increase their specialization by restricting the range of functions performed by the microenterprise. This increase in specialization has often resulted in a rise in productivity and in increasing levels of income. Three cases are described from which this generalization is drawn; the article then compares these cases and other similar ones to see common characteristics of this evolutionary pattern, the conditions necessary for it to happen, and the problems that arise from it. The article then discusses some implications of this pattern of change for the identification of cost-effective means of promoting MSEs. -from Author
  • Theme: Growth and performance
  • Keywords: business structure, development process, functional restriction, household enterprise, industrial geography, microenterprise, specialisation, subsector analysis
  • Reference type: Journal Article
  • Geographic location: International
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