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Virtual Collaboration Technology and International Business Coaching: Examining the Impact on Marketing Strategies and Sales

This paper studies the impact of international business coaching via virtual collaboration technology on the strategies and sales of emerging market entrepreneurs.

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1 Oct 2022

Searching for Customers, Finding Pollution

In developing countries, most manufacturing firms are small and located in high-density urban areas, often near congested streets.

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30 Sep 2022

Customer Discrimination in the Workplace: Evidence from Online Sales

Many workers are evaluated on their ability to engage with customers. We measure the impact of gender-based customer discrimination on the productivity of online sales agents working across Sub-Saharan Africa.

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26 Sep 2022

Gender Differences in Informal Labour Market Resilience

This paper reports on the universe of garment-making firm owners in a Ghanaian district capital during the COVID-19 crisis. By July 2020, 80% of both male- and female-owned firms were operational.

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22 Sep 2022

Information and Strategy in Lemon Markets: Improving Safety in Informal Transit

Road traffic accidents in poorly regulated public transit is a leading cause of death in low- and middle-income countries. We study how providing information about bus safety to passengers affects the demand and supply of safer public transit.

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1 Sep 2022

This business is mine! Individual property rights and intra-household relationships

This paper studies how stronger property rights on a micro-business affect entrepreneurs intra-household bargaining power, investment decisions and the extend to which they are constrained by their household in Benin.

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31 Aug 2022

What Really Matters in the Decision of Informal Firms to Adopt Mobile Money for Business? Evidence from Burkina Faso

This paper investigates the willingness and barriers to adoption of mobile money merchant accounts by the informal businesses in Burkina Faso.

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31 Aug 2022

The Local Advantage: Corruption, Organised Crime, and Indigenisation in the Nigerian Oil Sector

Multinationals in the extractive sectors of weak states face resource theft by armed groups. This criminality is often abetted by state corruption, even though firms are willing to pay for protection.

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25 Aug 2022

Supply Chains in Times of Crisis: Evidence from Kenya’s Production Network

Trading relationships between suppliers and buyers play a key role in transmitting both local and international shocks.

Working Paper
12 Aug 2022

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