The Impact of Credits for Small and Medium Size Enterprises on Co-Operative Sector Entrepreneurship and Job Creation during the Period 2005 to 2010

Document Type : Research Paper



In most countries, the potentials of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are be used to attain macro-economic goals (such as high employment, etc.). In Iran and with aim of job creation, during last six years (since 2006) high percentage of banks credits is allocated to development of SME’s. In this research, by using the last five years (2006-2011) SME’s data, the impacts of the development and supporting policies of SMEs on developing of Iranian cooperation sector are examined. The findings shows that in two first years of this policy, the number of cooperation firms and job creations in cooperation sector has significantly increased in Iran such as in East Azerbaijan, but after this increase, because of forgetting of this policy, the statistics fall down.