International Journal of Economics & Management Sciences

ISSN: 2162-6359

Open Access

Bridget Ngodoo Mile

Department of Economics and Management Sciences, Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria

  • Review Article   
    Impact of SMEs on Employment Creation in Makurdi Metropolis of Benue State
    Author(s): Victor Ushahemba Ijirshar*, Bridget Ngodoo Mile and Mlumun Queen Ijirshar

    SMEs remain a veritable tool that generates employment opportunities. This study examined the impact of SMEs on employment creation in the Makurdi metropolis of Benue state. A sample size of 340 entrepreneurs was chosen from the population of entrepreneurs (SMEs) in the Makurdi metropolis. The study used logistic regression to analyse the impact of SME activities on employment creation or generation in the state and found that SMEs contribute significantly to employment creation in the state but are often faced with the challenges of lack of capital, absence of business planning, lack of confidence in the face of competition, unfavorable environment for the development of SMEs, high government taxes and inadequate technical knowledge. The study therefore recommended that the government should implement capital or credit enhancing programmes and an enabling environment for smooth runni.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37421/2162-6359.2023.12.684

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