A Study on the Business Environment of MSMEs in Egypt
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) promote private entrepreneurship, stimulate broad-based growth and help in developing the domestic private business.
The MSMEs form the bulk and main basis of any economy and Egypt is no exception.
The main purpose of this research is to examine the Egyptian business environment for the MSMEs sector.
The research aims at investigating the current situation of MSMEs in Egypt.
It also aims at examining the current business environment in Egypt and how it affects MSMEs in terms of the challenges they face during their operation and the suggestions and recommendations that could be used to help these enterprises function and grow.
To achieve its objectives, the research depends on a comprehensive literature review of previous studies that included different statistics about MSMEs in Egypt, the challenges that face them or suggestions to improve their situation in the Egyptian economy and support them.
A comparative analysis of different international experiences in promoting the MSMEs along with a SWOT analysis of MSMEs development in Egypt are conducted.
The study concludes by pointing out a number of suggestions to promote MSMEs in Egypt.
Samar Abdelmageed is an assistant lecturer at the Business Administration Department, Faculty of Business Administration, Economics and Political Science, the British University in Egypt (BUE).
She obtained her master’s degree in International Business Administration in 2008 from Ajou University in South Korea.