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Small and Medium Enterprises

While most large organizations employ project management methodologies, professionals and technologies, there are far more small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) around the world that also use projects to accomplish change and that need modern project management.  Many SMEs do not have the resources of large corporations and must either use fewer or simpler approaches.  This section of the PM World Library is intended to provide access to useful information for those working in an SME. We do not advocate any of these resources, but hope they are useful.

Papers, Reports, Studies

Amaeshi, U.F., Asiabaka, I.P., Okoye, U.C. (2021). Enhancing Competitive Intelligence Innovation for Competitive Performance of SMEs in Nigeria; PM World Journal, Vol. X, Issue VIII, August. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/pmwj108-Aug2021-Amaeshi-et-al-enhancing-competitive-intelligence-for-SMEs-in-Nigeria.pdf

Fashina, A. A., Fakunle, F. F., Abdilahi, M. A., & Salah, J. A., (2020). Investigating the possible impacts of implementing project management practices on organizational performance: A case study of small and medium construction companies in Hargeisa; PM World Journal, Vol. IX, Issue XII, December.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/pmwj100-Dec2020-Fashina-et-al-Investigating-possible-impacts-of-implementing-PM.pdf

Fashina, A. A.; Abdilahi, S. M.; Fakunle, F. F.; Ahmed M. H. (2020). Exploring the extent to which SMEs can realize a better organizational performance when various project management practices are linked together; PM World Journal, Vol. IX, Issue VII, July.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/pmwj95-Jul2020-Fashina-Abdilahi-Fakunle-Ahmed-SMEs-can-realize-better-performance.pdf

Fashina, A. A.; Abdilahi, S. M.; Ahmed M. H.; Fakunle, F. F. (2020). Examining the project management practices that most significantly influence the performance of SMEs when executing projects in Hargeisa; PM World Journal, Vol. IX, Issue VI, June.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/pmwj94-Jun2020-Fashina-etal-PM-in-SMEs-in-Hargeisa.pdf

Growth Strategies Adopted By Small And Medium Business Enterprises (2013) – Paper by Nancy Adhiambo Yogo provides information on Growth Strategies Adopted By Small And Medium Business Enterprises with focus on a town in Nairobi, Kenya. The author concluded that market penetration strategy is one of the growth strategies mostly adopted with most of organizations focusing on various aspects of market penetration, read paper at: Growth Strategies Adopted By Small And Medium Business Enterprises (Varma)

Mohammadjafari, M.; Dawal, S.Z.M.; Shahadat, S.A.M.; and Zayandehroodi, H. (2011). The Importance of Project Management in SMEs for the Development of New Products through E-Collaboration, African Journal of Business Management, 5(30):11844-11855, November. This paper suggests ways for manufacturing companies to accomplish projects in real time with less cost. This paper describes a new model using critical success factors of implementing projects in small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). To access this paper, go to https://www.researchgate.net/publication/235772300_The_Importance_of_Project_Management_in_SMEs_for_the_Development_of_New_Products_through_E-Collaboration (Parchuri)


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