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New Ventures’ influence on the Growth of SME Employment, Production and Exports in India: Does Institutional Credit matter?

Kasturi, Subhash VS and Subrahmanya, Bala MH (2008) New Ventures’ influence on the Growth of SME Employment, Production and Exports in India: Does Institutional Credit matter? In: Proceedings of the First Milagrow World SME Conference held in New Delhi, New Delhi.

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New ventures are considered to be a major source of small firm growth. In Indian context the contribution of new ventures in terms of new employment, production and exports has largely remained unexplored. It is equally important and unexplored, the significance of the contribution of bank credit to the growth of new ventures in India. This paper is an attempt to throw light on these two aspects. The research is based on secondary data of the liberalized period provided by Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India and Reserve Bank of India. To analyze the influence of bank credit growth on new ventures and the influence of new ventures on growth of additional employment, additional production and additional exports, we used a Bi-Variate Vector Auto Regression. Based on the model generated, Granger causality tests are conducted to obtain the results. The study found that rate of growth of bank credit causes the number of new ventures, implying any increase in the rate of growth of bank credit will be beneficial to the growth of new ventures. The study also concluded that new ventures are not causing the growth of additional employment or additional production. However new ventures cause the growth of additional exports. This is reasonable as entrepreneurs start their new ventures with minimum possible employment and relatively low rate of capacity utilization and they come up to take advantage of the process of globalization by catering to the international market.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Small Scale Industries;Institutional Credit;Bank Finance;New Ventures;Liberalization;India
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Management Studies
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2011 08:59
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2011 08:59
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/40916

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