Analysis of the Mechanisms of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Development in Qazvin Province

Document Type : Research Paper



The main purpose of this study was to identify and analyze the mechanisms of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) development in Qazvin province. The study is an applied quantitative research. The data was collected using a descriptive-survey method. The statistical population of the study consisted of managers in charge of SMEs in Qazvin province.  93 people were selected as the sample by using proportionate stratified sampling method based on Cochran Formula. The main data-collection tool was the questionnaire. Validity of the questionnaire was approved by a panel of experts. In order to measure the reliability of questionnaire, Cronbach Alpha coefficients was used (0.94). The data was analyzed by SPSSand LISREL software. The findings indicate that financial– facilities, support, educational, management and communication mechanisms are the most important mechanism for SMEs development.