The Influence of Financing Structure on Performance of MSMEs in South African: "The Valley of Death"

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Alhassan, Abdul Latif
dc.contributor.author Seroka, Ngwanatau
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-04T10:26:51Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-04T10:26:51Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Seroka, N. 2018. The Influence of Financing Structure on Performance of MSMEs in South African: "The Valley of Death". University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28374
dc.description.abstract Previous researchers, especially on large enterprises, have revealed that debt financing structure influences enterprise performance. Though the issue has been extensively researched, micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) have traditionally been operating differently as compared to large enterprises in terms of their financial decisions, ownership and management style, and behaviour. Therefore, this study will explore the gaps encountered by all MSMEs to grow their businesses. These include forms and type of industry, firm size, asset tangibility, and a firm’s current assets in relation to its current liabilities and profitability level. The study examines the influence of financing structures on performance of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in South Africa. The ordinary least squares (OLS) technique of measurement is applied to examine the effects of financing structure on performance across various industrial sectors in the years 2013, 2014 and 2015. The findings in this study indicate an increase in the use of leverage to drive the influence of total debt on performance in all industrial sectors of MSMEs in South Africa. From the cross-sectional regression analysis, the results show that financing structure has a negative effect on the profitability of MSMEs, although not absolutely. The findings show that the size of the enterprise, asset tangibility, and the ratio of current assets to current liabilities are the most influential of borrowing decisions in total debt, short-term debt, and long-term debt. A significantly negative effect is observed for long-term debt, while short-term debt (STDR) exhibits a significantly positive effect. Thus the influence on MSMEs’ leverage on performance is driven by the usage of short-term debt. The variables of size of the firm, and ratio of current assets to current liabilities, do not have the same effect in all debt levels; the significance is substantially higher for long-term debt than for total debt and short-term debt. On the other hand, our empirical results suggested that transactional costs, and an asymmetric information problem in smaller firms, may lead to a mainly negative influence on size and total debt. The asset structure on profitability observed across the years showed mixed experiences. The ratio of current assets to current liabilities was found to be positive and significant on long-term debt and short-term debt leverage.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject.other total debt
dc.subject.other Short-term debt and Long-term debts
dc.subject.other financing structure
dc.title The Influence of Financing Structure on Performance of MSMEs in South African: "The Valley of Death"
dc.type Master Thesis
dc.date.updated 2018-09-03T06:36:44Z
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Commerce
dc.publisher.department African Inst. of Fin. Markets and Risk Mngnt
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MCom
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dc.identifier.apacitation Seroka, N. (2018). <i>The Influence of Financing Structure on Performance of MSMEs in South African: "The Valley of Death"</i>. (). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,African Inst. of Fin. Markets & Risk Mngnt. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28374 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Seroka, Ngwanatau. <i>"The Influence of Financing Structure on Performance of MSMEs in South African: "The Valley of Death"."</i> ., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,African Inst. of Fin. Markets & Risk Mngnt, 2018. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28374 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Seroka N. The Influence of Financing Structure on Performance of MSMEs in South African: "The Valley of Death". []. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,African Inst. of Fin. Markets & Risk Mngnt, 2018 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28374 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Seroka, Ngwanatau AB - Previous researchers, especially on large enterprises, have revealed that debt financing structure influences enterprise performance. Though the issue has been extensively researched, micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) have traditionally been operating differently as compared to large enterprises in terms of their financial decisions, ownership and management style, and behaviour. Therefore, this study will explore the gaps encountered by all MSMEs to grow their businesses. These include forms and type of industry, firm size, asset tangibility, and a firm’s current assets in relation to its current liabilities and profitability level. The study examines the influence of financing structures on performance of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in South Africa. The ordinary least squares (OLS) technique of measurement is applied to examine the effects of financing structure on performance across various industrial sectors in the years 2013, 2014 and 2015. The findings in this study indicate an increase in the use of leverage to drive the influence of total debt on performance in all industrial sectors of MSMEs in South Africa. From the cross-sectional regression analysis, the results show that financing structure has a negative effect on the profitability of MSMEs, although not absolutely. The findings show that the size of the enterprise, asset tangibility, and the ratio of current assets to current liabilities are the most influential of borrowing decisions in total debt, short-term debt, and long-term debt. A significantly negative effect is observed for long-term debt, while short-term debt (STDR) exhibits a significantly positive effect. Thus the influence on MSMEs’ leverage on performance is driven by the usage of short-term debt. The variables of size of the firm, and ratio of current assets to current liabilities, do not have the same effect in all debt levels; the significance is substantially higher for long-term debt than for total debt and short-term debt. On the other hand, our empirical results suggested that transactional costs, and an asymmetric information problem in smaller firms, may lead to a mainly negative influence on size and total debt. The asset structure on profitability observed across the years showed mixed experiences. The ratio of current assets to current liabilities was found to be positive and significant on long-term debt and short-term debt leverage. DA - 2018 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2018 T1 - The Influence of Financing Structure on Performance of MSMEs in South African: "The Valley of Death" TI - The Influence of Financing Structure on Performance of MSMEs in South African: "The Valley of Death" UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28374 ER - en_ZA


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