Questionnaire About Smes

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Dear Respondent,

We are the students of M.Com, Department of Commerce (University of Karachi). We are conducting research on “Declining growth of SMEs” for our course Business Research Methods.

We would really appreciate if you kindly fill out this questionnaire. The information provided by you will be used for academic purpose only. Thank You.

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES

NAME ___________________________________
ORGANISATION ____________________________
DESIGNATION _____________________________
EXPERIENCE _________________________ (Years)
PHONE / EMAIL ID _________________________
Q # 1Your Business relates to;
(a)Leather(f)Pharmaceuticals
(b)Textile(g)Chemicals
(c)Tourism and Travel(h)Furniture
(d)Cement(i)other __________________________ (please specify) (e)Carpets

Q # 2Number of employees in your firm;
(a)1 to 50
(b)51 to 100
(c)101 to 150
(d)151 to 200
(e)201 to 250

Q # 3 Most Severe Problem being faced by your business is;
(a)Less access to finance
(b)High Cost of Production
(c)Law and order situation
(d)Poor Infrastructure
(e)Energy Crises

IF YOU ANSWER, QUESTION # 3 AS
(a) THEN GO TO PART A
(b) THEN GO TO PART B
(c) THEN GO TO PART C
(d) THEN GO TO PART D
(e) THEN GO TO PART E

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PART A

Q # 4Less Access to finance has been affecting your business; (a)Very hard
(b)Hard
(c)Average
(d)Low
(e)Very low

Q # 5Most Important Reason for less access to finance is;
(a)Lenders are focusing on Large Scale Industries
(b)Unaudited Financial Statements
(c)No mortgage guarantee
(d)High rate of interest
(e)Other __________________________ (In your opinion)

Q # 6 Most preferable source of financing would be;
(a) Bank loan
(b) Microfinance
(c) Trade Credit
(d) Business Support Fund
(e) Other __________________________ (In your opinion) -------------------------------------------------
PART B

Q # 7High Cost of Production has been hitting;
(a)Very hard
(b)Hard
(c)Average
(d)Low
(e)Very low

Q # 8Most Important Reason for High Cost of Production is;
(a) Inflation
(b) Rupee devaluation
(c) Importing raw material
(d) High cost of Labor
(e) Other __________________________ (In your opinion)

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PART C

Q # 9Law and order situation has been affecting;
(a)Very hard
(b)Hard
(c)Average
(d)Low
(e)Very low

Q # 10Most Important Reason for Bad Law and order situation is; (a)Violation of Rules
(b)Intelligence network lacking
(c)Insufficient police stations
(d)Government failure
(e)Other __________________________ (In your opinion)

Q # 11Due to Bad Law and order situation your SME is;
(a)Incapable of doing full time business
(b)Not able to expand the business
(c)Incapable of earning sustainable profits
(d)Incapable of meeting operating expenses
(e)Other __________________________ (In your opinion)

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PART D

Q # 12Poor Infrastructure has been obstructing;
(a)Very hard
(b)Hard
(c)Average
(d)Low
(e)Very low

Q # 13Most Important Reason for Poor Infrastructure is;
(a)Insufficient capital
(b)Lack of Good Management
(c)Lack of modern technology
(d)No financing by Government
(e)Other __________________________ (In your opinion)

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PART E

Q # 14Energy Crises has been hitting SMEs;
(a)Very hard
(b)Hard
(c)Average
(d)Low
(e)Very low

Q # 15Capabilities to generate alternative energy sources of your business is; (a)Very Good
(b)Good
(c)Average
(d)Bad
(e)Very Bad
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