International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

SME Finance: A Comparative Study of European, Japan and US Model: What Bangladesh should do to Achieve Sustainable Development Goal 9?
Hasan A K M Kamrul

Small and medium enterprises (SME) finance is much more talking issue in emerging economies. The US-led entrepreneurial finance model considered as a benchmark for innovative start-up finance. Similarly, Japanese “keiretsu” and “zaibatsu” model considered as touchstone to revival of Japanese economy as well as SMEs after World War II. This paper discussed about their models with two perspectives such as institutionalization of SMEs and SMEs financing tools. Bangladesh has an ambitious target to enter into high income economy club within 2041and the country also needs to achieve the SDG by 2030. Therefore, it is essential to fix an appropriate model to institutionalization of SMEs and develop SME finance tools which will helps to smooth graduation from LDC in 2024 and also achieve goal 9 of SDG. This paper finds some ways for Bangladesh for achieving SGD 9 which will promote entrepreneurial and SME finance of the country.

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