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Influence of Macro Environmental Factors on Business in SMEs: An Empirical Analysis

Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Customers, Competitiveness, Marketing, Suppliers, Media, SMEs.

Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology

Volume 30 ,  Issue 3

Murlidhar   Nebhwani , Hussain  Bux  Marri , Riaz  Ahmed  Sohag ,

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