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Can access to finance spur entrepreneurship in Indian informal sector?

Credit constraints, a consequence of the widespread failure of credit markets in developing countries, are widely regarded as a key constraint to entrepreneurship...

India Informality Entrepreneurship
Journal Article
Finance, gender and entrepreneurship: India’s informal sector firms

Part of Journal Special Issue What sustains informality

Entrepreneurship Financial constraints Gender
Working Paper
Who benefits from job training programmes?: Evidence from a high-dosage programme in Brazil

Using admission lotteries and registry data linking labour market outcomes, we study the effect of a vocational training programme focused on disadvantaged individuals in Brazil...

Training Employment Entrepreneurship
Working Paper
Finance, gender, and entrepreneurship: India’s informal sector firms

How does informal economic activity respond to increased financial inclusion? Does it become more entrepreneurial?...

Entrepreneurship Financial constraints Gender
Research Brief
How important are management practices for micro, small, and medium enterprises in Vietnam? Entrepreneurship Informal sector Small and medium enterprises
Book Chapter
How important are management practices for the productivity of small and medium enterprises?

From the book: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam

Entrepreneurship Informal sector Small and medium enterprises
Working Paper
Key behavioural characteristics of small-business owners: A lab-in-the-field experiment in Myanmar

This study investigates the role of owners’ personal preferences and behaviour in determining the success of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises using a lab-in-the-field experiment with small-business owners in Myanmar...

Entrepreneurship Risk-taking Trust
Journal Article
Can Business Rights Alleviate Group-Based Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa?: Understanding the Limits to Reform

Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based Inequality

Group-based inequality Minorities Business
Working Paper
Information, identification, or neither?: Experimental evidence on role models in Vietnam

How can development programmes reach out to remote communities? This paper presents experimental evidence on the impact of a role models intervention that aims to inspire ethnic minority households to start businesses and diversify income sources...

Role models Ethnic minorities Rural areas
Book Chapter
Breaking the metal ceiling: Female entrepreneurs who succeed in male-dominated sectors

From the book: Towards Gender Equity in Development

Gender Norms Labour market participation
Working Paper
How important are management practices for the productivity of small and medium enterprises?

Is the lack of ‘managerial capital’, alongside human and financial capital, a constraint on the growth of firms in developing countries? The evidence on this is still mixed, especially among small and medium enterprises...

Entrepreneurship Informal sector Small and medium enterprises
Policy Brief
Workforce and leadership characteristics in Mozambican manufacturing Economic growth Leadership charasteristics Entrepreneurship
Journal Article
Does managerial personality matter?: Evidence from firms in Vietnam

Using novel data from micro, small and medium firms in Vietnam, we estimate the relationship between behavioural and personality traits of owners/managers – risk attitudes, locus of control, and innovativeness – and firm-level decisions...

Entrepreneurship SMEs Firm performance
Journal Article
Discrimination, Social Capital, and Financial Constraints: The Case of Viet Nam

This paper examines the relationship among gender, social capital, and access to finance of micro, small, and medium enterprises in the manufacturing sector in Viet Nam...

Entrepreneurship Financial constraints Gender
Working Paper
Does managerial personality matter?: Evidence from firms in Vietnam

Using novel data from micro, small, and medium firms in Vietnam, we estimate the relationship between behavioural and personality traits of owners/managers—risk attitudes, locus of control, and innovativeness—and firm-level decisions...

Entrepreneurship SMEs Firm performance
Working Paper
Breaking the metal ceiling: Female entrepreneurs who succeed in male-dominated sectors

Occupational segregation significantly contributes to the earnings gender gap worldwide...

Gender Norms Labour market participation
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