The Impact of Business Support Services for Small and Medium ...

The Impact of Business Support Services for Small and Medium ...

The Impact of SME Support in Brazil Presented by Tulio Cravo UNU-WIDER [email protected] May 2015 The Team Jose Claudio Pires (IDB), Simon Lodato

(IDB), Saleema Vellani (IDB) and Tulio A. Cravo (UNU-WIDER) Why do Institutions Provide Support to SMEs? Responsible for the majority of employment creation in developing countries Potential impact on social and economic outputs

Justification Interventions are based on the assumption that SMEs are affected by market failures and institutional constraints Breaking the Barriers Coordination Failures and Externalities

Credit (matching grants) Missing credit markets Lack of skills Business Consulting Cluster

SME - employment - wages - exports - innovation Asymmetric Information Exports

Missing market and Externalities Innovation Breaking the Barriers Coordination Failures and Externalities Credit

(matching grants) Missing credit markets Lack of skills Business Consulting Cluster

SME - employment - wages - exports - innovation Asymmetric Information Exports Missing market

and Externalities Innovation Identification Strategy Quasi-experimental design Panel data from 2001 to 2012 Construction of comparison groups: for single intervention combination of credit with another intervention

Use of fixed-effect estimations Identified Micro Data Used RAIS (Annual Social Information Report) BNDES (Brazilian Development Bank) FINEP (Brazilian Innovation Agency) SEBRAE (Brazilian Small Business Support Service) SECEX (Secretary for External Trade) INPI (National Institute of Intellectual Property) ABDI (Brazilian Agency of Industrial Development) APEX (Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency)

Single Treatment: Impact on Employment, Wages, Exports-value Range, and Patents and Trademarks ***, **, and * denote statistical significance at the 1, 5, and 10 percent level. Credit and Other Treatment ***, **, and * denote statistical significance at the 1, 5, and 10 percent level. Concluding Remarks The results provide an initial insight about the

importance of program coordination in the provision of different types of SME support More work should be done to uncover the complex relationships between different constraints affecting SME performance Thank you!

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