Since the financial system of Pakistan has passed through number of developmental phases, the proposed study will be relevant and contributory at policy level to investigate the impact of firm’s financial inclusion on firm’s export performance. Another contribution of this study at policy level will be that the entire focus of on-going National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS-2015 till date) is on individual’s financial inclusion where the consideration to the financial inclusion of firms is entirely missing. This study will bridge this policy gap and will be based on a very comprehensive and extensive panel data set of thousands of balance sheets of firms by providing evidence on the spectrum of financial inclusion of firms and its nexus with export performance.
FIRMS FINANCIAL INCLUSION AND EXPORT PERFORMANCE: EVIDENCE FROM MANUFACTURING SECTOR FIRMS IN PAKISTAN
Dr Fareeha Armugan