Management

Understanding the Costs of Hiring Women in Pakistan

This project examines whether economic and non-economic integration costs deter firms from hiring women.

Research Project
1 Apr 2022

Measuring and Explaining Corporate Transparency and Business Integrity Practices in Low-Income Countries

This project will comprehensively measure corporate transparnecy and business integrity for 1,500 firms across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Research Project
1 Mar 2022

Management and Shocks to Worker Productivity

We study how managers mitigate the negative impacts of environmental shocks.

Journal Article
8 Oct 2021

Financing Development with Impact

 This project aims to be the first large-scale comprehensive study of management practices of DFIs and Private Equity and Venture Capital fund managers in LICs.

Research Project
1 Oct 2021

Pollution in Ugandan Cities: Do Managers Avoid it or Adapt in Place?

Developing countries suffer from rising urban pollution levels, with associated negative effects on health and worker productivity. We study how managers in developing country cities cope with the polluted environment.

Working Paper
14 Jul 2021

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

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.

Research Note
20 May 2021

Management Traits as Embodied Human Capital: A Randomised Field Experiment in Ethiopia

What is the effect of exposing motivated youth to firm management in practice? To answer this question, we place young professionals for one month in established firms to shadow middle managers.

Research Note
12 Feb 2021

Managerial Quality and Productivity Dynamics

Do productivity and managerial quality vary within the firm? If so which managerial traits and practices matter most for team productivity? Combining granular garment production data with survey data on managers across 120 production lines in India, Adhvaryu et al.

Working Paper
7 Jan 2021

Product Market Competition and Management Quality among Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: Evidence from Burkina Faso

Gansonré and Ouédraogo (2020) examine how management quality is related to competition when firms are run by their founders instead of hired managers.

Working Paper
24 Nov 2020

Why Do African Firms Underinvest in Management Training? Experimental Evidence from Middle and Large Ethiopian Firms

This project involves an RCT in Ethiopia to test whether firms’ demand for training is influenced by the level of competition that they face in the market.

Research Project
1 Feb 2020

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