Access To Finance And Performance Of Firms In The Construction Sector Of Ghana

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this research study is to investigate the relationship between financial inclusion,

to be specific access to finance and its impact on the performance of firms in the Construction

sector of Ghana. As it is well known in the literature that financial inclusion generally has a

positive influence on performance, will the results differ if the scope is narrowed down from

country level to firms with similar characteristics?

Firstly, the paper seeks to identify the level of financial inclusion among firms in the

Construction sector of Ghana. Secondly, through the use of OLS regression methods, the

relationship between financial inclusion variables and performance is analysed. Taking crosssectional

data from 42 Construction firms in the Greater Accra Region registered with the

Association of Builders and Contractors Ghana.

The analysis showed that not all financial inclusion variables were significant to the

performance of firms in the construction sector. However, agreeing with existing literature that

there is a positive causality relationship between access to finance and financial performance.

Heavy influences on financial performance came from long term financial services. And a

discovery that regulations could greatly influence financial performance as well.

These results speak loads into future policy formulation especially for a country that suffers

from a great infrastructural deficit. The performance of construction firms can be greatly

enhanced if these policies make firms in the sector more financially inclusive. The focus of

these policies must be on long term financial service provision which will be the funds most

beneficial to construction firms in Ghana.

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APA

BONFUL, P (2021). Access To Finance And Performance Of Firms In The Construction Sector Of Ghana. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/access-to-finance-and-performance-of-firms-in-the-construction-sector-of-ghana

MLA 8th

BONFUL, PATRICK "Access To Finance And Performance Of Firms In The Construction Sector Of Ghana" Afribary. Afribary, 13 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/access-to-finance-and-performance-of-firms-in-the-construction-sector-of-ghana. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

BONFUL, PATRICK . "Access To Finance And Performance Of Firms In The Construction Sector Of Ghana". Afribary, Afribary, 13 Apr. 2021. Web. 23 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/access-to-finance-and-performance-of-firms-in-the-construction-sector-of-ghana >.

Chicago

BONFUL, PATRICK . "Access To Finance And Performance Of Firms In The Construction Sector Of Ghana" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 23, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/access-to-finance-and-performance-of-firms-in-the-construction-sector-of-ghana