A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE ROLE OF SMALL AND MEDIUM SCALE ENTERPRISES IN THE ECONOMIC GROWTH OF AN ECONOMY

(A CASE STUDY OF ENUGU STATE)

By

EKECHUKWU GERALDINE OLUCHI

Presented To

Department of Secretarial Studies

ABSTRACT

    This study was aimed at examining the role being played by the small and medium scale enterprises towards economic growth of an economy with Enugu state as our case study.  From the study, it was observed that indeed, small and medium scale enterprises contribute to the economic development of Enugu state.
 Lack of adequate finance was identified as one of the mayor problems hampering the development of small and medium scale enterprise in Enugu state.
    In order to provide a sound theoretical framework and sound judgement for the work, the work of other researchers in the same issue were reviewed.
    The use of Taro-Yamani Statistical formular was used in selecting an adequate sample size for the study from the population.
    A total of six hypothesis were formulated and also tasted using the chi-square method of hypothesis testing.
    In order to elicit proper information from the respondents who are both illitrate and litrate, the researcher utilized both questionnaire and interview.  The data collected were properly analyzed using the table and simple percentage response formular.
    In the final analysis, the research work found out that small and medium scale enterprises affects the economic growth of the Enugu State Economy.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
TITLE PAGE
APPROVAL PAGE
DEDICATION
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
ABSTRACT
TABLE OF CONTENT
CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION

1.1    BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
1.2    STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
1.3    STATEMENT OF RESEARCH OBJECTIVES
1.4    SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
1.5    RESEARCH QUESTION
1.6    RESEARCH HYPOTHESIS
1.7    DEFINITION OF TERMS
1.8    SCOPE AND LIMITATIONS
1.8.1    SCOPE OF THE STUDY
1.8.2    LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY

CHAPTER TWO
2.1    REVIEW OF RELEVANT LITERATURE
2.2    LITERATURE REVIEW
2.3    ACTIVITIES OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRIESES IN NIGERIA
2.4    SMALL AND MEDIUM SCALE ENTERPRISE AND THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY.
2.4.1    CONTRIBUTES IN LOCAL AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
2.4.2    WASTE UTILIZATION
2.4.3    ENCOURAGE AND SUSTAINS SELF RELIANCE
2.5    PROBLEMS OF SMALL AND MEDIUM SCALE ENTERPRISES IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTY
2.6    SOLUTIONS TO SMALL AND MEDIUM SCALE ENTERPRISES PROBLEMS

CHAPTER THREE
3.0    RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3.1    RESEARCH DESIGN
3.1    RESEARCH METHOD
3.2    RESEARCH DESIGN
3.2.1    Questionnaires
3.2.2    Interview
3.2.3    SECONDARY DATA
3.3    Research population
3.3    RESEARCH POPULATION
3.4    RESEARCH SAMPLE
3.5    measuring instrument
3.6    DATA COLLECTION
3.7    DATA ANALYSIS
3.8    EXPECTED RESULTS

CHAPTER FOUR
4.1    DATA ANALYSIS AND RESULTS
4.1.1    RESULTS
4.2     questionnaire result
4.3    INTERVIEWS

CHAPTER FIVE
SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS.

5.1    SUMMARY
5.2    CONCLUSION
5.3    RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FURTHER STUDY
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