The Impact of Organizational Characteristics in Effectiveness (Algerian’s Empirical Study of Small and Medium Enterprises)

Mohammed Kerbouche, Abdennour Belmimoun, Fatima Bouhelal, Kerroucha Imen


Algeria has witnessed many problems through the economic trends in the oriented economy, especially the investment. This led the responsibles for the economic affairs in the country to think about other ways and policies to push the economic development. Among those ways we account the small and medium enterprises which are considered as important economic pillars. The aim of this paper is to define the organizational characteristics of Algerian SME and measure the relation between these characteristics and organizational effectiveness through a survey presented to 41 Algerian SMEs. At the end we have found that the Algerian SME are features by several character such as high centralisation degree of organisation structure, Entrepreneurial type decision, Authoritarian leadership style and finally the Algerian entrepreneur is the person who prefer Continuity, independence, growth .Also we found that there is a big significant relation between Algerian SMEs characteristics and effectiveness as all p-value calculated was less than 5% but this relation differ from variable to another.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n2p277

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