Small and Medium Enterprises

Small and Medium EnterprisesHours: 3 0 3

The course will begin with an introduction to the economics and dynamics of the sector as well as basic theory, and then it will focus on foundations of, and obstacles to growth, including the regulatory regime, finance, training/technical assistance, market linkages and business development services. Through case studies, exposure to practitioners? best practices, and an operational approach, the course will evaluate alternative solutions regarding their scalability, sustainability, and their return on investment. Topics to be covered are strategic management in SMEs; life cycle concept of SMEs; interventions into the development processes of SMEs; innovation management; variation of innovation theme; innovation and SMEs; nature and extent of entrepreneurship; and women?s role in entrepreneurship.

Pre-requisites: NoneCo-requisites: None

Hours: XYZ where X = Lecture, Y = Lab, Z = Credit
All hours are per week.
3 Lab hours constitute 1 credit hour
1 credit hour implies 1 lecture of 50mins per academic week. 16 weeks in total.
Pre-Requisite courses are courses required to be completed before this course may be taken
Co-Requisite courses are courses required to be taken along with this course

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