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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 (Economics) 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 Viet Nam

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 (Economics) 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 Viet Nam

Using novel data from micro, small, and medium firms in Viet Nam, 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
Working Paper
Defining high-growth firms in South Africa

Traditionally, much of the research on economic growth drivers has been focused on small and medium enterprises...

Firm growth High-growth firms South Africa
Working Paper
Discrimination, social capital, and financial constraints: The case of Viet Nam

This paper examines the relationship between 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
Business rights and ethnic exclusion in sub-Saharan Africa: Addressing group-based inequality through business rights reform

The business rights pillar of the Legal Empowerment of the Poor agenda is not preoccupied with equality of outcome; it concentrates instead on equality of opportunity...

Legal empowerment Entrepreneurship Affirmative action
Blog
From the Editor's Desk (September-October 2015)

UNU-WIDER had a busy September. We celebrated our 30 th birthday with some 600 people at our three-day conference on ‘Mapping the Future of Development Economics’ here in Helsinki. It was a great occasion...

Agriculture Business enterprises Capital investments
Blog
Economic Lessons from Recent Research for Achieving SDG8

This article is part of UNU’s “ 17 Days, 17 Goals ” series, featuring research and commentary in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, 25-27 September 2015 in New York City...

Business enterprises Capital investments Economic assistance and foreign aid
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