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13 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperGood business practices improve productivity in Myanmar’s manufacturing sector: Evidence from two matched employer–employee surveys
We look into the relationship between business practices and enterprise productivity using panel data with matched employer and employee information from Myanmar...Business Management Productivity
Book ChapterDoes union membership pay off?: Evidence from Vietnamese SMEs
From the book: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in VietnamLabour unions Wages Small and medium enterprises
Book ChapterPecuniary returns to working conditions
From the book: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in VietnamWage differentials Working conditions Small and medium enterprises
Book ChapterHow important are management practices for the productivity of small and medium enterprises?
From the book: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in VietnamEntrepreneurship Informal sector Small and medium enterprises
Project meetingSixth steering committee meeting of the Myanmar Enterprise Monitoring System (MEMS)
Project meetingFifth Steering Committee Meeting of the Myanmar Enterprise Monitoring System (MEMS)
The fifth Steering Committee Meeting on Myanmar Enterprise Monitoring System (MEMS) took place on 26 March at the Central Statistical Organization (CSO) Office, Naypyidaw, Myanmar. The meeting is part of the on-going project ' Towards inclusive...
Working PaperInnovation efforts in developing countries: The case of Vietnamese small and medium-sized enterprises
The identification of potential innovation efforts plays an important role in evaluating the innovation process. The innovation efforts of firms in developing countries might be different to those of Western enterprises...Developing countries Innovation Small and medium enterprises
Working PaperPecuniary returns to working conditions in Vietnam
Using matched worker-firm data from three waves of the Vietnam Small and Medium Enterprises data, we examine whether workers are compensated with higher wages for working in vulnerable jobs and unfavourable working conditions...Wage differentials Working conditions Small and medium enterprises
Working PaperDoes union membership pay off?: Evidence from Vietnamese SMEs
In the absence of adequate institutional mechanisms, trade unions can potentially promote higher wages and other worker benefits, yet limited data availability means little is known about the effect unions have on individual earnings in developing ec...Labour unions Wages Small and medium enterprises
Working PaperHow 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
Working PaperFirm-level corruption: Unravelling sand from grease
This paper adds to the recent literature on firm-level corruption by relying on rich data including detailed information on the purpose and amounts of bribe payments among Vietnamese micro, small, and medium firms...Corruption Firm performance Small and medium enterprises