Research scholar Muhammad Munir Ahmedani’s final Ph.D seminar on Impact of Small and Medium Enterprises( SME’s) on employment in Textile Industry of Pakistan:
Developing and Developed Countries have recognized the importance of Small Medium Enterprises ( (SME’s ) which plays an important role in the development of national economy of any country. This was stated by research scholar Muhammad Munir Ahmedani while defending his research in final Ph.D seminar on Impact of Small and Medium Enterprises( SME’s) on employment in Textile Industry of Pakistan: A case study of Sindh” here on Wednesday. The seminar was presided over by Vice Chancellor University of Sindh Dr. Nazir Ahmed Mughal and a large number scholars and students were present. The scholar highlighted his research work and informed that he has already delivered first and second seminar and his research thesis is comprises to eight chapters. The research scholar while highlighting role of SME’s in different courtiers said that in Indonesia, UK, South Korea, Thailand, China, USA, Bangladesh SME’s have historically been the main players in the domestic economic activities specially as providers of employment opportunities. He said that SME’s are the starting point of development in the economies towards industrialization as well as significant effect on the income distribution, tax revenue and employment. Referring study of the World Bank the scholar said that according the world bank the SME’s are generally more productive than large enterprises and added that world bank believes that SME’s can boost the economic growth and development. The scholar said that in the developing Countries SME’s are performing a very constructive role in the development of export-led industrialization and added that in majority of the developing countries SME’s are the biggest group in terms of number of industrial units. Highlighting SME sector in Pakistan the scholar pointed out that there are roughly 3.2 million business project in Pakistan and the share of SME’s in industrial employment is estimated 78 percent and added that the SME’s in Pakistan contributes 30 percent of national GDP. He said that in Pakistan SME sector is facing big challenges such as complications and fear of entrance in the global markets. He said that due to lack of capabilities , SME’s are not able to participate competitively in the national as well as international level. He said that the lack of proper training, better education is the major causes of the failure of SME’s in Pakistan. The scholar highlighting role of textile industry in Pakistan said that Pakistan is the world’s 4th largest producer and 3rd largest consumer of cotton. Playing a significant role in the growth of the manufacturing sector of Pakistan. Manufacturing 46% of total manufacturing offers employment to 38% of total labor force exports 54% of total exports. The scholar said that his study is an effort to fill up a gap in the literature on impact of SME’s on employment. The scholar highlighted objective of the study and said that main purpose of the study was to explore the growth of SME’s and to evaluate the impact of SME’s . The Vice Chancellor University of Sindh Dr. Nazir A.Mughal appreciated efforts of the researcher and urged upon the scholars to dedicate their research efforts for the boost up of the national economy. Pro Vice Chancellor Sindh University Campus Badin Dr. Rafia Ahmed Shaikh applaud the research and term it an important in economy . Pro Vice Chancellor Sindh University Campus Dadu and supervisor of the scholar Dr. Anwar Ali Shah pointed out that this is first Ph.D scholar produced by the Institute of Commerce. He said that researcher has done wonderful job to promote and identify the problems of the SME’s.