||The thesis seeks to challenge the popularly held belief that asset securitization is not a viable financing alternative in small developing economies like the Czech Republic. It aims to address all the key aspects of the topic, including conditions for further market development and any significant caveats. In the first part of the paper, readers get familiarized with basic features and mechanisms of asset securitization as it is practiced in the developed financial markets of countries like the United Kingdom or Germany. The second part presents a selective insight into the room for manoeuvre for small players, introducing prospective niche segments like pooling conduits, SME securitizations, etc. A country-specific analysis of factor endowments, demand conditions, industry structure, and business environment issues is presented in the third, empirically oriented part. The analysis is supplemented with market overview, identifying potential asset pools in trade receivables, as well as with two illustrative case studies.