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Gaps in SME Financing: An Analytical Framework

This document presents a review of the empirical and theoretical literature on market failures, gaps, and imperfections. On the basis of this review, this report advances a series of hypotheses that relate to various perceptions of financing gaps that pertain to SMEs. This report then proposes an analytical framework based on the Financing Data Initiative currently being undertaken by Industry Canada, the Department of Finance, and Statistics Canada. Finally, the work outlines steps that might be undertaken in future stages of the Financing Data Initiative to further address the hypotheses and empirical issues described here.

Date: 2002
Format: PDF
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