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Is it possible to measure a funding gap?
Is it possible to measure a funding gap?

Author(s): Katarzyna Prędkiewicz
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego we Wrocławiu
Keywords: funding gap; equity gap; small and medium enterprises; access to capital

Summary/Abstract: The paper addresses the problem of inadequate access to capital for SMEs, often referred to as the ‘funding gap’. The main issue addressed here is the question whether a funding gap can be measured accurately, taking into account the reasons for gap occurrence and the measuring methods used for its evaluation. The first section presents various definitions related to the phenomenon under study (funding gap, equity gap, financing gap) as well as an attempt at organizing the material. Section two is an overview of the existing methods of identification and measurement of funding gap. The last section is an evaluation of identification and measurement methodologies.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 271
  • Page Range: 152-159
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English