Micro-enterprise lack of access to credit-The Israeli case

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Micro-businesses face various difficulties in obtaining credit. Our research focuses on the demand side
for credit through questionnaires addressed to 101 micro- businesses owners in a peripheral region of
Israel. We have identified the existence of a market failure: micro-businesses tend to suffer from a lack
of information in regard to the existence of credit funds and in regard to loan taking procedures. Many
of them are unaware of their need for credit or do not know how and whom to address. We also found
that the micro-business population is quite heterogeneous and is in need of tailor-made credit solutions.
Original languageEnglish GB
Pages (from-to)1-14
JournalInternational Journal of Business and Economic Development
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2013


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