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Journal ArticleThe political economy of small and medium-sized enterprise development: Characteristics, productive value and market constraints in industrial manufacturing
This study analyses the differentials of productive values in Vietnamese micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and how market constraints have hindered their performance...SMEs Industrial policy Value addition
PresentationMaria Jouste on Tax for Development
Maria Jouste , UNU-WIDER Research Associate, will give a presentation at the Tax for Development webinar series on 17 November 2020 (CET). The webinar series is hosted by Chr. Michelsen Institute . The topic of Jouste's presentation will be...
Working PaperPutting the financial system to work for the poor and SMEs
The financial inclusion effort achieved positive results, with the number of Mozambicans having access to banking services increasing considerably, particularly after 2011–12...Credit Guarantees Financial inclusion
Working PaperPartnership for inclusive growth: Can linkages with large firms spur the growth of SMEs in Tanzania?
A recent strand of literature on small and medium enterprise (SME) development identifies linkages with large firms as some of the enablers of development and competitiveness. However, there is a dearth of empirical studies on the topic...SMEs Firm linkages Firms
ReportMyanmar Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Survey 2019: Descriptive Report
The 2019 descriptive report of the Myanmar Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Survey is the second quantitative report of the Myanmar Enterprises Monitoring System (MEMS) project...SMEs Informal sector Manufacturing
From the book: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in VietnamSMEs Microeconomics Private sector
Book ChapterPecuniary returns to working conditions
From the book: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in VietnamWage differentials Working conditions Small and medium enterprises
Book ChapterCertification and business risk
From the book: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in VietnamRisk SMEs Business
Book ChapterSlack resources and innovation in Vietnamese SMEs: A behavioural, stewardship, and institutional perspective
From the book: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in VietnamInnovation Slack Institutional economics
Book ChapterCapital allocation, credit access, and firm growth
From the book: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in VietnamInvestment and access to finance SMEs Access to credit
From the book: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in VietnamSMEs Microeconomics Data revolution