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The small firm loan guarantee scheme in Jordan : an empirical investigation

@inproceedings{AlMahrouq2003TheSF,
  title={The small firm loan guarantee scheme in Jordan : an empirical investigation},
  author={Maher H. Al-Mahrouq},
  year={2003}
}
In Jordan around 98 percent of manufacturing and service sector firms are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), while around 80 percent of the Jordanian labour force is employed by S MEs. However, SMEs face considerable difficulties in obtaining sufficient funds, especially from external sources such as commercial banks. This has been recognized in Jordan by the establishment of a loan guarantee scheme in 1994. However, neither this nor any other similar scheme introduced by a developing… Expand
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