Micro and Small Enterprises in Assam
13 Pages Posted: 8 Jan 2019
Date Written: August 10, 2012
This paper examines the structure and growth of micro and small enterprises (MSE) sector in Assam. We analyse the growth of the sector by different enterprise types in terms of different indicators such as number of units, employment, value added and fixed capital. The analysis, based on National Sample Survey data on unorganised manufacturing sector, carried out for the period 1994-95 to 2005-06 reveals that Assam’s MSE sector has witnessed drastic decline during the period 1994-95 to 2000-01, while significant growth has been experienced during 2000-01 to 2005-06. However, growth rates are varied across different enterprises. The findings are important in formulating policy for entrepreneurship development and development of the MSE sector in the state.
Keywords: employment growth, output growth, micro and small enterprises
JEL Classification: L26, L6
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