African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4036

Full Length Research Paper

Cash inflow conundrum in Ugandan SMEs: A perspective of ISO certification and firm location

I. Kintu
  • I. Kintu
  • Department of Accounting and Finance, College of Business and Management Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
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P. Naluwooza
  • P. Naluwooza
  • Department of Economic Theory and Analysis, School of Economics, Makerere University Kampala, Uganda.
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Y. Kiwala
  • Y. Kiwala
  • Department of Accounting and Finance, College of Business and Management Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
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  •  Received: 11 March 2019
  •  Accepted: 04 April 2019
  •  Published: 28 April 2019

Abstract

The study employed the World Bank Enterprise survey 2013 for Uganda and quintile method to determine the relationship between firm location, International Standards Organization (ISO) certification and cash inflows of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Uganda. The results show that ISO certification and firm location are positively and significantly related to SMEs’ cash inflows. It was also realized that other factors such as using email, foreign ownership, access to finance and tax administration are not obstacles to firm’s cash inflows. Our findings suggest that creating awareness among entrepreneurs about ISO certification and creating enabling environment for SMEs in Uganda to become ISO certified should be highly considered by Government of Uganda. In addition, the Government of Uganda with Kampala Capital City Authority must develop deliberate policy to enable SMEs get internet connection cheaply and faster. This will ease doing businesses and enable SMEs’ cash inflows to grow.

 

Key words: Cash inflows, location, International Standards Organization (ISO) certification, Uganda.