|dc.description.abstract||The development of small-scale industries (SSls) is sluggish in Ethiopia
(Adugna Lemi, 1997). This is due to many constraints including finance. The
purpose of this research is to identify possible causes for sluggish growth of SSI
in Jimma Town and propose some promotional measures to be adopted to
facilitate the development of SSI.
The research was conducted from January to April (2002 in Jimma Town.
The industries undertaken in the study were, Flour factory, office and H.H.
furniture, brick and blocked factory, coffee ciders, Chipboard, factory stone
crusher and metal works.
For understanding this research, the study used both primary and
secondary data to identify constraints that hinder the development of SSI The
study was mainly be based on primary data which were collected using the
questionnaire developed so that the information used for analysis was highly
reliable. Documents from trade, industry and tourism bureau also used for the
study. Based on these two sources of information the analysis was made and the
result and discussion is compiled Then, general and conclusion and
recommendation is deducted One copy of the report will be given to trade,
industry and tourism bureau, Jimma Zone, and hence it will serve as a base line
to make mandatory steps for the development SSI in the town.
, I think the root causes of the sluggish growth of SSI may be the
managers of the SSI face a general lack of entrepreneurial and managerial
capacity in addition to investment and financial problems. Most industries in the
town are managed by the owners in the absence of basic knowledge how to
manage the operation of the organization.||