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Microfinance and microenterprise performance in Indonesia: an extended and updated survey

Atmadja, Adwin Surja and Sharma, Parmendra and Su, Jen Je (2018) Microfinance and microenterprise performance in Indonesia: an extended and updated survey. [UNSPECIFIED]

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    Abstract

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to address the small, women micro-entrepreneur dominated and heterogeneity limitations of the Atmadja et al. (2016) study. The sample is much larger, includes more men andismoreheterogeneous,which allows deeper insights and more meaningful explanation of the relationship between microfinance and microenterprise performance in the case of Indonesia, including the effects of gender, lending scheme and money separation. Design/methodology/approach – This study used a survey of 556 respondents across five microcredit providers in the city of Surabaya using an updated instrument. Ordered probit is used to analyse data. Findings – Microfinance may not matter for microenterprise performance in the case of Indonesia. Additionally,microcredit schemes(individual vs group)and gender may also not matter for performance,but money separation might have some influence. Practical implications – Non-financial factors such as human capital, spousal involvement, and money separation should be considered as important factors for improving microenterprise business performance in Indonesia, with less focus on microcredit per se. Originality/value – This study provides further evidence that microfinance may not matter for microenterprise performance in the case of Indonesia, a populous middle income country with a very long history of microfinance.

    Item Type: UNSPECIFIED
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Microfinance, Microenterprise performance, Money separation
    Subjects: H Social Sciences
    Divisions: Faculty of Economic > Finance Management Program
    Depositing User: Admin
    Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2018 17:36
    Last Modified: 12 Aug 2020 03:15
    URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/18461

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