Factors Influencing Startups in an Emerging Economy: A Literature Review
Kapil Malhotra and Rubi

Entrepreneurs are important contributors to a country's economic development and are at the core of every startup ecosystem. Startups have played an important role in the growth of many economies worldwide by generating employment, increasing innovation and bringing competitive dynamics into the business environment. In recent years, more startups are gaining pace by catering to new types of market demand. The present study examines the internal and external factors that influence the success of a startup in different stages. Multiple research works from various prominent publications like Elsevier, Emerald, Taylor, and Francis have been reviewed in this paper. The findings of the study indicate that external factors have more influence on successful startups than internal factors. FullArticle...

Barriers to the Growth of Small and Medium Enterprises
Vianny Jeniston Delima

The importance of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) to a country cannot be overstated since they are the engine that drives the economy. A slew of roadblocks hamper their growth. This study looks at the challenges small businesses face in Sri Lanka. Additionally, the study looks at the link between barriers and SME growth, with a view to finding the most crucial influencing element. A total of 100 SMEs were selected from 294 SMEs in Galle district. For the study, convenience sampling approach was employed. The correlation analysis revealed a strong negative but significant link between all obstacles and SME growth. According to the results of multiple regression analysis, all factors influence SME growth. Also, when all the hurdles to SME growth are taken into account, only financial and legal and government barriers substantially influence SME growth. In contrast, organizational and external barriers have no significant impact. The most influential element in SME growth is financial obstacles. FullArticle...

Problems Faced by Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises: A Review
Mahender, Kapil Gora and Jagdeep Dahiya

Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are the backbone of both advanced and emerging countries due to their vast contributions to employment creation, trade facilitation, production and development, sales expansion, and elimination of regional imbalances. MSMEs account for the great majority of enterprises in almost all major countries worldwide. They are not able to contribute well to economic growth due to several challenges that impede their performance, including financial problems, lack of knowledge, and poor financial management. The main objective of this study is to explore the problems faced by entrepreneurs and examine their impact on the performance of MSMEs. The findings show that one of the significant issues MSMEs face is financial constraint. FullArticle...

Factors Influencing the Growth of Rural Entrepreneurship in Nagaland: A Socioeconomic Perspective
Amrendra Kumar and Lipoktoshi

Economic development is perceived as a multi-dimensional approach involving changes in social structures, acceleration of economic growth, and reduction of poverty and inequality. A country can achieve economic development by equal development in both urban and rural areas. But in India, developments in rural and urban areas are not equal. The State of Nagaland mostly comprises rural areas, and because of the hilly terrain and dense forest, heavy industrial setup becomes difficult. Hence, the people of Nagaland have to depend on locally available resources that provide opportunities for entrepreneurial activities. With the prospect of rural entrepreneurship, people face many challenges too. The paper examines the role of various socioeconomic factors, such as age, financial resources, equal opportunity, infrastructural facilities and political scenario, in rural entrepreneurship development in Nagaland. FullArticle...