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Microenterprise Development as a Poverty-Reduction Strategy in Nepal: A Multidimensional Analysis of the Factors Determining Microenterprise Performance

Using the data enumerated from 501 randomly-sampled micro-entrepreneurs, and several case studies, interviews, and focus groups discussions across three ecological belts in Nepal, this study revealed a significant increase in profit, sales and assets of microenterprises over the period, and ident

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15 Dec 2016

The Supply of High Quality Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries: Evidence from Nigeria

This project evaluated entrepreneurial interest among university undergraduates in Nigeria and the role of compulsory entrepreneurship education in forging this interest. Most undergraduates in Nigeria would like to start their own business but only a handful of them currently do so.

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8 Dec 2016

The Productivity Impact of Contract Work in India: An Establishment Level Structural Approach

Although hiring temporary workers increases firm productivity in the current period, the short-tenure of such temporary workers preclude the accumulation of firm-specific human capital, resulting in lower future productivity.

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28 Nov 2016

The Allocative Efficiency of Land in India

This study of misallocation of inputs and output in Indian manufacturing reveals that, although more productive establishments in India tend to produce more output, factors of production are grossly misallocated.

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28 Nov 2016

Performance Measurement of Hospitals in Nepal: An Application of the Management Approach

Management score is slightly higher for private hospitals (2.08) than public hospitals (1.94); however, this difference is not statistically significant, meaning that a different sample may show equal management scores between private and public hospitals.

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23 Nov 2016

Political Behaviour and Private Enterprises' Growth in Burkina Faso

Based on primary data collected from private enterprises, we show that political connection is practiced in Burkina Faso’s public procurements.

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21 Nov 2016

The Morale Effects of Pay Inequality

A month-long field experiment with full-time Indian manufacturing workers reveals that relative pay comparisons in the workplace have significant effects on worker attendance, effort, and social cohesion.

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16 Nov 2016

Interest Rate Caps, Relationship Lending, and Bank Competition: Evidence from Bangladesh

Interest rate caps on loans are unarguably important policy tools in both developed and developing countries. In this project, Miyauchi attempts to empirically test whether this policy tool is effective in Bangladesh.

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26 Oct 2016

Interfirm Relationship and Business Performance

Regular meetings between managers of young Chinese firms substantially improved firm performance. Channels included learning from peers and new supplier-client matches. This research note also discusses the project, "Finance and Networks in China".

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24 Oct 2016

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