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The Association between Firm Characteristics and Access to Finance in SMEs: Cross Country Evidence from Europe
dc.contributor.advisorGok, Ugur
dc.creatorAslay, Oguz
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-27T14:42:39Z
dc.date.available2018-07-27T14:42:39Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11956/99585
dc.description.abstractThe Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) carry a significant weight in the European economies with their share in number of enterprises, total employment and value added being very substantial. These firms are the major source of new employment generation and they also actively participate in international trade activities. However, these firms face important challenges in doing business like finding customers, availability of skilled labor force, cost of inputs and access to finance. This thesis investigates the issue of access to finance for SMEs in Europe using a cross-country survey data set. Specifically, the possible association of three firm characteristics, namely age, size and exporter status, with access to finance will be examined using quantitative methods. Moreover, given the rich set of countries, how the country conditions like financial deepening, the sovereign debt crises and investment-saving imbalances affect these associations will be studied in detail. Overall, this thesis is expected to contribute to the relevant literature, by displaying the effects of firm characteristics on access to finance for SMEs and the cross-country differences with important implications for related economic policies, and to provide suggestions which can be taken into account by policymakers as...en_US
dc.languageEnglishcs_CZ
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherUniverzita Karlova, Fakulta sociálních vědcs_CZ
dc.subjectSMEsen_US
dc.subjectaccess to financeen_US
dc.subjectcredit constraintsen_US
dc.subjectEuropeen_US
dc.subjectfinancial policyen_US
dc.titleThe Association between Firm Characteristics and Access to Finance in SMEs: Cross Country Evidence from Europeen_US
dc.typediplomová prácecs_CZ
dcterms.created2018
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-06-20
dc.description.departmentInstitut ekonomických studiícs_CZ
dc.description.departmentInstitute of Economic Studiesen_US
dc.description.facultyFakulta sociálních vědcs_CZ
dc.description.facultyFaculty of Social Sciencesen_US
dc.identifier.repId179156
dc.title.translatedThe Association between Firm Characteristics and Access to Finance in SMEs: Cross Country Evidence from Europecs_CZ
dc.contributor.refereeCahlík, Tomáš
dc.identifier.aleph002192480
thesis.degree.nameMgr.
thesis.degree.levelnavazující magisterskécs_CZ
thesis.degree.disciplineEconomics and Financeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEkonomie a financecs_CZ
thesis.degree.programEconomicsen_US
thesis.degree.programEkonomické teoriecs_CZ
uk.thesis.typediplomová prácecs_CZ
uk.taxonomy.organization-csFakulta sociálních věd::Institut ekonomických studiícs_CZ
uk.taxonomy.organization-enFaculty of Social Sciences::Institute of Economic Studiesen_US
uk.faculty-name.csFakulta sociálních vědcs_CZ
uk.faculty-name.enFaculty of Social Sciencesen_US
uk.faculty-abbr.csFSVcs_CZ
uk.degree-discipline.csEkonomie a financecs_CZ
uk.degree-discipline.enEconomics and Financeen_US
uk.degree-program.csEkonomické teoriecs_CZ
uk.degree-program.enEconomicsen_US
thesis.grade.csVelmi dobřecs_CZ
thesis.grade.enVery gooden_US
uk.abstract.enThe Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) carry a significant weight in the European economies with their share in number of enterprises, total employment and value added being very substantial. These firms are the major source of new employment generation and they also actively participate in international trade activities. However, these firms face important challenges in doing business like finding customers, availability of skilled labor force, cost of inputs and access to finance. This thesis investigates the issue of access to finance for SMEs in Europe using a cross-country survey data set. Specifically, the possible association of three firm characteristics, namely age, size and exporter status, with access to finance will be examined using quantitative methods. Moreover, given the rich set of countries, how the country conditions like financial deepening, the sovereign debt crises and investment-saving imbalances affect these associations will be studied in detail. Overall, this thesis is expected to contribute to the relevant literature, by displaying the effects of firm characteristics on access to finance for SMEs and the cross-country differences with important implications for related economic policies, and to provide suggestions which can be taken into account by policymakers as...en_US
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uk.publication.placePrahacs_CZ
uk.grantorUniverzita Karlova, Fakulta sociálních věd, Institut ekonomických studiícs_CZ
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