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The Role of Entrepreneurial Financing on National Output: An Empirical Analysis

Ebele P. Ifionu, Omotayo F. Akinpelumi

Abstract


Due to the magnanimous role of entrepreneurial finance in spurring output thereby fostering economic performance as supported by the intermediation and entrepreneurial financing theory, this study explored the influx of entrepreneurial financing on output generation in Nigeria utilizing secondary sourced data over the period of 1992 to 2014. The study was carried out utilizing analytical tools such as the Unit root/Stationarity test, Ordinary Least Squares Regression, Johansen Co-integration, Error Correction Estimates and Pairwise Granger Causality tests. It was discovered that in both the short and long run relationship, analyses indicated that Micro-Credit (MC) and Commercial Banks Loans to Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (CME) influence on the Gross Domestic Output in the nation had been on the increase. It was discovered that Access to Credit Facilities (ASCF) and Small and Medium Equity Investment (SMIE) played insignificance role in the nation’s performance level. This study discovered the accessibility to fund a major problem. In this light, it was recommended that government ought to, as a matter of criticality, help planned business visionaries to have admittance to the public purse to back them up and provide them easy access to fundamental data identifying with business opportunities, present day innovation, crude materials, business sector, plant and hardware which would empower them to diminish their working expense.

Key Words: Micro-Credit, Commercial Bank Loans to the Small and Medium Scale
Enterprises, Access to Credit Facilities, Small and Medium Industry Equity
Investment.




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/afrrev.v11i3.16
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