Preliminary Finding of Small and Micro Firms’ Resilience in Indonesia

Dhaniel Ilyas

Abstract:

Survivability (resilience) of Indonesia small and micro firms seems to have a strong relation with firm’s size. Smaller firms have higher probability to  operate longer due to their flexibility. These resilience is related to their choice of using only their owned self-capital without making any bank/non-bank loans. The characteristic make them tougher in facing economic crisis and easier for them to re-organize their business. Female owner tends to  choose this ‘no-loan’ strategy in Indonesia case. These preliminary findings needs further investigation using more details data.

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