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Book ChapterThe Viet Nam SME data 2005-15
From the book: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in VietnamEconomic surveys Small business Medium business
Journal ArticleHow do small firms respond to tax schedule discontinuities? : Evidence from South African tax registers
Part of Journal Special Issue Public economics and development actionCorporate governance Small business Taxation
Journal ArticleHow do small firms respond to tax schedule discontinuities?: Evidence from South African tax registers
This article is currently available for early online view. We study the responsiveness of small- and medium-sized firms to a small-business corporate income tax schedule using population-wide administrative data from South Africa...Corporate governance Small business Taxation
ReportCharacteristics of the Vietnamese business environment (in Vietnamese): Evidence from a SME survey in 2015
Đây là lần thứ 6 điều tra về doanh nghiệp nhỏ và vừa (DNNVV) được thực hiện đối với các doanh nghiệp trong lĩnh vực sản xuất thuộc cả khu vực chính thức và phi chính thức ở Việt Nam...Economic conditions Economic surveys Small business
ReportCharacteristics of the Vietnamese business environment: Evidence from a SME survey in 2015
This is the sixth time that the collaborative small and medium enterprise (SME) panel survey has been conducted among formal and informal manufacturing firms in Viet Nam...Economic conditions Economic surveys Small business
Working PaperHow do small firms respond to tax schedule discontinuities?: Evidence from South African tax registers
In this paper we study the effects of various tax schedule discontinuities on the behavior of small firms using high-quality and population-wide tax register data from South Africa...Corporate governance Small business Taxation
Journal ArticleIs Small Beautiful? Small Enterprise, Aid, and Employment in Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid and EmploymentEconomic assistance and foreign aid Labor Small business
DatabaseViet Nam SME database
The Viet Nam Small and Medium Enterprises data track over 2500 enterprises from nine provinces over time.Economic surveys Small business Business enterprises
BlogFrom 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
BlogEconomic 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 PaperSpillover Effects of International Standards: Work Conditions in Vietnamese Small and Medium Enterprises
Most studies focus on trade effects and organizational outcomes of international standards, neglecting the effect of standards on employees...Labor contracts Labor policy Small business
BlogJob Creation and the Business Cycle in Brazil
What type of business destroys proportionately more jobs during times of economic recessions and hires more in booms?...Business cycles Credit Economic growth
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (April 2013)
30 April 2013 Tony Addison As April closes, our thoughts turn to UNU-WIDER’s spring/summer programme. And it’s a busy one...Economic aspects (Industrialization) Econometric models (Economic development) Economic aspects (Economic development)
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (March 2013)
Tony Addison This month saw UNU-WIDER in Stockholm for the ReCom results meeting on ‘aid and the social sectors’, which took place at Sida on 13 March...Decision making (Finance, Public) Econometric models (Economic development) Agriculture
Journal Special IssueEntrepreneurship and Conflict
Entrepreneurs are often adversely affected by violent conflict such as civil war...Conflict management Economic development Entrepreneurship
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (January 2013)
Tony Addison We start the new year at a fast pace, preparing for the ReCom results meeting on ‘Aid and the Social Sectors’ in Stockholm on 13th March, and the development conference in June on ‘Learning to Compete: Industrial Develo...Economic aspects (Industrialization) Economic aspects (Economic development) Conflict management