This paper sets out the regulatory issues for small enterprise development in Ghana. After discussing the concepts of regulation and competition and their application to small enterprise development in Ghana, the paper describes the characteristics of small enterprises including related developmental issues and how the sector's progress may be assessed. The paper then presents the regulatory and policy environment for small enterprises, which also provides some insight into how small enterprises see the business environment and their perceptions of the regulations that are in place, including how these affect their activities. Research issues that arise from the regulatory environment are highlighted in the summary and conclusions.
Manchester, UK, CRC Working Paper, No. 9, 23 pp.