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Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) policy and best practices in the context of Peru: considerations for APEC mining economies

This paper investigates how public policies regarding MSMEs in Peru enable a favourable environment for businesses in mining regions. Furthermore, it considers how MSME policies in Peru support social entrepreneurship (SE) in mining regions. In the process of investigating the main research questions, special attention was given to the role of women in MSMEs. The investigation also analyzed whether existing MSME policies take gender perspectives into account. To carry out this study, in addition to a literature review on the topic, the research team conducted a series of interviews with academics, government officials, and mining professionals with the objective of capturing their knowledge and experiences related to MSMEs and SE in mining regions in Peru. The results of the study show that despite the existence of MSME policies in Peru, entrepreneurial development is limited due to infrastructural challenges, lack of capacity at the regional levels, and the capacity of entrepreneurs. Mining companies (through their corporate social responsibility initiatives and programs) are addressing this gap by supporting local economic development programs.

Additional Info

Author(s)
Cano, Alvaro; Xavier Andre & McFaul, Suzette
Publication Year
2019
Language
English
Publishing Institution Webpage
https://apfcanada-msme.ca/
Data Source Classification
Academic Study
Research Type
Secondary
Research Methodology
Primary - INTERVIEW, Secondary - PREVIOUS RESEARCH, Secondary - OFFICIAL STATISTICS
Thematic Tags
Political, Economic, Legal
Region
Latin America & Caribbean
Country
Peru
Last Updated
June 15, 2020