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ReportCharacteristics of the Vietnamese Business Environment (in Vietnamese): Evidence from a SME Survey in 2011
This report represents the seventh time that the small and medium enterprise (SME) survey has been conducted...Economic conditions Economic surveys Small business
BlogYouth Unemployment in the Arab World: What Do We know? What is the Way Forward?
Imed Drine Many observers see youth unemployment as the major reason behind the recent popular uprisings in a number of Arab countries...Democracy Economic surveys Education
ReportFirm-level Competitiveness and Technology in Vietnam: Evidence From a Survey in 2011
This report summarises information from the 2011 implementation of the Vietnam Technology and Competitiveness Survey, developed collaboratively between the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), the General Statistics Office (GSO) and the ...Technology Competition Economic surveys
ReportFirm-Level Competitiveness and Technology in Vietnam :: Evidence From a Survey in 2010
This report is based on a survey module incorporated into the 2009 Vietnam Enterprise Survey conducted by the General Statistics Office (GSO) of Vietnam in 2010.1...Competition Economic surveys Foreign investments
Working PaperEarly International Entrepreneurship in China: Extent and Determinants
We use data on 3,948 Chinese firms obtained from the World Bank’s Investment Climate Private Enterprise Survey to investigate early international entrepreneurship (international new ventures) in China...Business networks Economic surveys Entrepreneurship
Working PaperInterplay of Human and Social Capital in Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries: The Case of Uganda
This paper discusses the characteristics and determinants of entrepreneurial behaviour in Uganda. It is based on a recent survey of urban and rural entrepreneurs, executed in May 2008...Business enterprises Business networks Economic development
Working PaperGrowth Oriented Macroeconomic Policies for Small Islands Economies: Lessons from Singapore
Most small island economies or ‘microstates’ have distinctly different characteristics from larger developing economies. They are more open and vulnerable to external and environmental shocks, resulting in high output volatility...Economic development Economic surveys Fiscal policy