High growth entrepreneurship

Formal Hiring Practices, Firm Growth, and Inclusive Labour Markets

Can firms be encouraged to formalise their hiring process? This project aims to answer this question in the context of Ethiopia, through an RCT that addresses two of the main factors behind the lack of formality.

Research Project
20 Mar 2019

Understanding Productivity Dispersion

This project aims to collect new data from Uganda, in the hope of helping to provide an answer to the question of why some firms produce so much more output per worker than others, in developing countries.

Research Project
10 Dec 2018

Business-to-Business Information Sharing and the Foundations of Reputational Motives for Contract Compliance

When does it make sense for a business that has gained private information about a supplier or customer to share that information, and with whom? This project aims to answer this question in the context of Nigerian traders.

Research Project
21 Nov 2018

Can Online Marketplaces Reduce Barriers to Growth for Small Firms?

This project asks whether large, semi-coordinated online marketplaces can provide the benefits of expanded market access with much lower costs than foreing trade expansion.

Research Project
20 Nov 2018

Human Resource Management in Armed Organizations

This project exploits a relationship built by the researcher with a large scale armed organization to examine the causes of voluntary recruitment and the trajectories in the organization of individuals who joined as a response to different shocks.

Research Project
20 Nov 2018

The Impact of Contract Farming: Experimental Evidence from Kenya

This project relies on a collaboration with a large Kenyan contract farming company to provide an experimental evaluation of the impact of this form of outsourcing on performance, plot productivity and farmers' incomes.

Research Project
20 Nov 2018

Knowledge Diffusion Among Small Firms: Linking Theory and Data in Kenya

This project takes aggregate models in which economic development is linked to knowledge diffusion, and proves theoretically that critical diffusion parameters can be identified with a properly designed RCT.

Research Project
19 Nov 2018

Increasing Access to Training, Capital, and Networks: Two Planned Field Experiments with Small Firms in Uganda

This project addresses three key constraints that are particularly relevant to small firms in capital-intensive industries: knowledge constraints, market failures and lack of economies of scale.

Research Project
8 Jun 2018

Improving Management of Small Firms in Kenya

This project aims to understand the impacts of a light touch management training on small firms in Kenya.

Research Project
7 Jun 2018

Management Traits as Embodied Human Capital: A Randomised Field Experiment in Ethiopia

This project aims to provide some evidence on management in Ethiopia.

Research Project
6 Jun 2018

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