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The Roles and Challenges of Micro and Small Enterprises in Urban Employment Creation in Ethiopia: Lesson from Debrebirhan Town, Amhara Regional State

The Roles and Challenges of Micro and Small Enterprises in Urban Employment Creation in Ethiopia: Lesson from Debrebirhan Town, Amhara Regional State
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Author(s): Degwale Gebeyehu Belay (Department of Governance and Development Studies, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia) and Moges Yirgabelew Kifle (Department of Civic and Ethical Studies, Debrebirhan University, Debre Berhan, Ethiopia)
Copyright: 2020
Volume: 7
Issue: 1
Pages: 22
Source title: International Journal of Political Activism and Engagement (IJPAE)
Editor(s)-in-Chief: Susheel Chhabra (Periyar Management and Computer College, India)
DOI: 10.4018/IJPAE.2020010101

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Abstract

This study had the objective of assessing the roles and challenges of micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in urban employment creation in Debre Berhan Town, Amhara Regional State of Ethiopia. Mixed research approach was adopted and both primary and secondary data was collected. The study had a total of 352 respondents who were selected using systematic sampling technique. Tools of data collection were questionnaire, interviews, and focus group discussions (FGDs). The findings of the study revealed that MSEs have indeed contributed significantly in creating urban employment, and in generating income of employees. However, the capacity of creating employment and generating income varies among MSE. While the construction and manufacturing sectors had better employment creation and income generation capacity, trade sector was the least in creating such opportunities. The challenges of MSEs in employment creation include lack of adequate finances, inputs, poor organizational structure and management, poor government support and regulations, and technological challenges.

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