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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
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
Working Paper
Economic transformation and the diversification of livelihoods in rural Viet Nam

Diversification of household activities away from agriculture is a key characteristic of economic development...

Agricultural laborers Economic development Entrepreneurship
Book Chapter
Capitalism and African Business Cultures

From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 1...

Business Capitalism Entrepreneurship
Book Chapter
Young People, Agriculture and Employment in Rural Africa

From the book: African Youth and the Persistence of Marginalization

Agriculture Economic development Entrepreneurship
Working Paper
Private Returns to Education for Wage-employees and the Self-employed in Uganda

The paper investigates the differences in private marginal returns to education between wage-employees and the self-employed in Uganda, using the Mincerian framework with pooled regression models...

Education Entrepreneurship Panel analysis
Research Brief
How can aid promote the empowerment of women?

Aid projects that specifically target women tend be better at increasing gender equality than those that mainstream gender...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Entrepreneurship Feminist economics
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