Entrepreneurship

Rule of Law and Female Entrepreneurship

Commerce requires trust, but trust is difficult when one group consistently fears expropriation by another.

Working Paper
29 Sep 2020

Developing a “Product-Market Experimentation & Fit” Measurement Tool and Testing its Effectiveness via an RCT with Lean Start-up Entrepreneurs in Kenya and Uganda

This project aims to improve our understanding of ‘demand-side factors’ related to why some small firms succeed and scale-up, while others do not.

Research Project
1 Aug 2019

Dispute resolution and microenterprise growth in a 'fragile' state: Evidence from Somalia

This project examines the formal and informal institutions for dispute resolution used by microenterprises in Somalia, how access to them affects business outcomes and whether the provision of female-only saving and loan groups can redress gender imbalances in access to dispute resolution.

Research Project
1 Aug 2019

Negotiating Business and Family Demands within a Patriarchal Society - The Case of Women Entrepreneurs in the Nepalese Context

The aim of this paper, published in Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, is to advance our understanding of how women negotiate their business and family demands in a developing country context.

Journal Article
1 Apr 2019

Growing markets through business training for female entrepreneurs: A market-level randomized experiment in Kenya

This study measures the impact of a business training program for women in Kenya, finding that training increases the profits, sales, mental health, and subjective well-being of women.

Research Note
31 Aug 2018

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

This article analyses entrepreneurial interest and practice as well as the impact of an education policy among a representative sample of highly educated young Nigerians. Olofinyehun et al.

Journal Article
1 Apr 2018

Human Capital Acquisition and Occupational Choice: Implications for Economic Development

Using household-level data from Mexico we document patterns among schooling, entrepreneurial decisions and household characteristics such as assets, talent of household members and age of the household head.

Journal Article
1 Apr 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).

Journal Article
1 Jan 2017

The Cream of the Crop: Identifying High Ability Entrepreneurs through Community Information

This project attempts to utilise community information to identify high-potential entrepreneurs who can transition their micro-enterprises into SMEs. 

Research Project
22 Dec 2016

Determinants of Microenterprise Performance in Nepal

Although the literature on entrepreneurship studies has contributed significantly in improving our insights regarding the factors determining the enterprise performance in a broader sense, there has been a little research concerning the factors determining the microen

Journal Article
1 Oct 2015

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