The financial stability and access to financing of SMEs in Hungary

Kazainé Ónodi, Annamária (2014) The financial stability and access to financing of SMEs in Hungary. Economy and Finance, 1 (1). pp. 33-51.

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The present study was prepared within the framework of cooperation between the Competitiveness Research Centre, operating within the Institute of Business Economics of Corvinus University of Budapest, and the National Association of Entrepreneurs, based on a commission from the latter. Th e goal of the study was to survey the self-financing capabilities and borrowing opportunities of majority Hungarian-owned small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and to identify potential problems. The results of the research revealed that the high proportion of owner’s equity in the financing structure is not due to difficulties with borrowing, but because enterprises that cover their fi nancing primarily from their own resources have other financing opportunities at their disposal. Although general satisfaction with banks shows a diminishing tendency, it can still be interpreted favourably. The majority of companies have not encountered serious borrowing difficulties. With regard to the system of competitive tenders, company managers have sensed some improvement, but general satisfaction is still lacking. Although the research results suggest that the primary obstacle to growth in 2013 was not the lack of credit or external funding, it is important to emphasize that start-ups, young enterprises and micro-enterprises, which struggle the most with financing worries, were not represented in the analysed database.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:corporate finance, capital structure, banking services, borrowing, tendering system
JEL classification:G20 - Financial Institutions and Services: General
G30 - Corporate Finance and Governance: General
Management, business policy, business strategy
ID Code:2074
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:25 Sep 2015 08:22
Last Modified:25 Sep 2015 08:22

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