The dynamics of SMEs: Informality and entrepreneurship

By analysing data collected on micro-firms created or supported by the Nepali government, the researcher examines the determinants of micro-enterprise performance in Nepal. 

By analysing data collected on micro-firms created or supported by the Nepali government, the researcher examines the determinants of micro-enterprise performance in Nepal. 

Through a field experiment on micro food retailers in Cairo, the research team investigates the importance of innovation in marketing practices for scaling and improving businesses.

Through a field experiment on micro food retailers in Cairo, the research team investigates the importance of innovation in marketing practices for scaling and improving businesses.

As many developing countries see dozens of nearly identical micro-entrepreneurs and products concentrated in the same areas, this project tests for the existence of social institutions that pressure business owners to share total demand and evidence of collusive price-setting behaviour, using a simulated market competition with actual micro-entrepreneurs.

As many developing countries see dozens of nearly identical micro-entrepreneurs and products concentrated in the same areas, this project tests for the existence of social institutions that pressure business owners to share total demand and evidence of collusive price-setting behaviour, using a simulated market competition with actual micro-entrepreneurs.

This project develops a mobile-based management consultancy aimed at improving business practices in Indian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The researchers, together with a technological team, will develop an appropriate business advice service for MSMEs using a mobile platform and collect high-frequency data to evaluate the full impact of this product.

This project develops a mobile-based management consultancy aimed at improving business practices in Indian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The researchers, together with a technological team, will develop an appropriate business advice service for MSMEs using a mobile platform and collect high-frequency data to evaluate the full impact of this product.

Building on a previous randomized experiment that assessed the impact of reduced liquidity needs on investment in microenterprises and enterprise growth, this project investigates on a deeper level the effect of including liquidity grace periods in credit contracts.

Building on a previous randomized experiment that assessed the impact of reduced liquidity needs on investment in microenterprises and enterprise growth, this project investigates on a deeper level the effect of including liquidity grace periods in credit contracts.

This project tests the feasibility and effectiveness of using mobile phones to collect accurate high-frequency data on microenterprise profits and sales relative to conventional face-to-face data collection methods.

This project tests the feasibility and effectiveness of using mobile phones to collect accurate high-frequency data on microenterprise profits and sales relative to conventional face-to-face data collection methods.

This research identifies the changes in business processes resulting from technical assistance and business skills training to female entrepreneurs in Central Uganda.

This research identifies the changes in business processes resulting from technical assistance and business skills training to female entrepreneurs in Central Uganda.

This study exploits a set of natural experiments to identify the causal impact of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) on Indian innovative activity, as well as the impact of foreign multinationals' use of IPR protection on Indian firms.

This study exploits a set of natural experiments to identify the causal impact of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) on Indian innovative activity, as well as the impact of foreign multinationals' use of IPR protection on Indian firms.

This project identifies competitor and supply chain markets and the horizontal and vertical interactions of sample firms to study the impacts of credit on SMEs.

This project identifies competitor and supply chain markets and the horizontal and vertical interactions of sample firms to study the impacts of credit on SMEs.

This project undertakes the first ever randomized evaluation of micro-franchising in Kenya, a policy intervention that connects unemployed young women with businesses through multi-person franchises.

This project undertakes the first ever randomized evaluation of micro-franchising in Kenya, a policy intervention that connects unemployed young women with businesses through multi-person franchises.

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