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On the Origins and Development of Pakistan's Soccer-Ball Cluster

Sialkot, Pakistan, is the world center of hand-stitched soccer-ball manufacturing. The existence of the cluster is puzzling and seems to argue against the "home market effect", since there is little local demand for soccer balls.

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1 Mar 2017

The Emerging Properties of Business Accelerators: The Case of Botswana, Namibia and Uganda Global Business Labs

Entrepreneurship is an engine for economic development worldwide (Kelley, Singer, & Herrington 2016).

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1 Jan 2017

Challenges to Small and Medium-size Businesses in Myanmar: What are they and how do we know?

Kapteyn and Wah (2016) conducted a field survey of owners of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Yangon, Myanmar to investigate obstacles to business development in the region. The analysis focuses on access to credit, public services, and electricity.

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1 Dec 2016

Entrepreneurs Establishing Political Connection: Do They Finance Political Parties or Politicians?

Political connection is multiform, and each of its components may affect the enterprise in different ways. In this article, published in SAGE Open, Akouwerabu (2016) studied the advantages of two types of political connections with data from private enterprises.

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1 Sep 2016

Agricultural Productivity and Structural Transformation: Evidence from Brazil

In this paper, published in the American Economic Review, Bustos, Caprettini and Ponticelli (2016) study the effects of the adoption of new agricultural technologies on structural transformation.

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1 Jun 2016

Rethinking Indonesia's Informal Sector

This paper, published in World Development reviews competing theories about the causes of informality in developing countries and uses new data to determine which theory best explains the persistence and scale of Indonesia’s informal sector.

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1 Apr 2016

Highway to Success: The Impact of the Golden Quadrilateral Project for the Location and Performance of Indian Manufacturing

In this paper, published in The Economic Journal, Ghani, Grover Goswami and Kerr (2016) investigate the impact of transport infrastructure on the organisation and efficiency of manufacturing activity.

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1 Mar 2016

Complementarity in firm-level innovation strategies: a comparative study of Kenya and Nigeria

In this paper published in Innovation and Development, Egbetokun, Mendi and Mudida (2015) present and analyse firm-level innovation data from Kenya and Nigeria.

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1 Jan 2016

Green microfinance strategy for entrepreneurial transformation: validating a pattern towards sustainability

This paper by Shahidullah and Emdad Haque (2016), published in Enterprise Development and Microfinance, illustrates a shifted microfinance modality that adopted greening principles towards sustainability.

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1 Dec 2015

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