Market Competition, Management Practices, and Performances of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Burkina Faso

Research Note
Published on 20 May 2021


This project highlights how improving managerial practices may foster the development of the private sector and how the economic environment may create incentives for better management among small and medium-sized enterprises in low-income countries. From our empirical results, liberalisation is expected to create a virtuous circle of higher competition, better management, and higher performance, contributing to overall economic growth and employment.


Aristide S. Ouédraogo

Université de Ouahigouya

Soumaïla Gansonré

University Joseph Ki-Zerbo