Barriers to the development of small stock markets: A case study of Swaziland and Mozambique

Hearn, Bruce and Piesse, Jenifer (2010) Barriers to the development of small stock markets: A case study of Swaziland and Mozambique. Journal of International Development, 22 (7). pp. 1018-1037. ISSN 0954-1748

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Abstract

The establishment of a successful stock market in a developing economy can be a major source of economic growth if it provides development finance by channelling domestic
savings and attracting foreign investment. However, this objective is not always met, particularly in very small markets where there are barriers to efficient market operations. A case study of Swaziland and Mozambique illustrates that any potential gains to the domestic investment community are limited if there is insufficient liquidity and the political economy is such that ownership is not truly dispersed but rather remains in the hands of social elites. This paper finds that potential growth of small developing markets is further severely constrained by poverty and wealth inequality and consequently the impact on development is minimal.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG3810 Foreign exchange. International finance. International monetary system
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG4001 Finance management. Business finance. Corporation finance
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Depositing User: Bruce Hearn
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2012 14:14
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 09:22
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/38191

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