PhD defence by William Orie

PhD student

William Orie

Monday 7 Dec 2020, 10:00 - 12:00
PhD defence
Spoken Language
This defence will take place online
International Institute of Social Studies
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William Orie

On 7 December 2020, William Orie will defend his PhD thesis entitled 'Obstacles to Financing Facing Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Firms in Suriname: A study from a small-state perspective'.

This study investigates the extent and nature of the obstacles to financing faced by micro, small, and medium-sized firms (MSMEs) in Suriname, and does so from a small-state perspective. It is motivated by the sheer lack of studies on this topic for Suriname, while there are indications that obstacles to financing suppress the growth of MSMEs. Moreover, despite a rich existing literature on such obstacles with regard to MSMEs, the small-state perspective remains under-researched.

The study includes a unique, firm-level survey in Paramaribo, Suriname. The results of this survey indicate that MSMEs mainly use internal financial resources, commercial banks and private capital to finance their working and investment capital. Commercial banks are the most important source of external financing for firms in the country.

Doctoral board


Professor Inge Hutter

Doctoral dissertation supervisor

Professor Mansoob Murshed


Dr Elissaios Papyrakis

Members of the Full Doctoral Committee

Dr Robert Read, Lancaster University

Professor David Bailey, University of Birmingham

Professor David Dickinson, University of Birmingham

Dr Anthony Caram, Anton de Kom University of Suriname

Dr Georgina Gomez, ISS

Dr Lorenzo Pellegrini, ISS

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