Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Managerial Practices and Performance of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: Evidence from Burkina Faso

Managerial practices are seen as key drivers of productivity differences across firms. However, they are generally considered as unobserved and assimilated to firms' individual fixed effects.

Working Paper
19 Oct 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.

Working Paper
1 Sep 2022

Professional Networks and Female Entrepreneurship

Can access to online networking opportunities combined with legal support increase business collaborations and improve business performance?

Research Note
17 Aug 2022

Trust and Networks in Factories in Pakistan

This study examines which worker and team characteristics lead to higher productivity in factories in a developing country using surveys and experiments with factory workers across multiple functions in Pakistan.

Research Note
4 Jul 2022

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

We examine how management quality is related to product market competition when firms are managed by their founders instead of hired managers.

Journal Article
27 Jun 2022

Is (Smart) Technology Really Making Us Dumber? Marketing Analytics Improves the Mental, Managerial and Financial Performance of Entrepreneurs

The literature in economics on the interplay between technology and human capital suggests that the adoption and usage of technology can potentially have a positive effect on the human capital of users – for example, by rearranging connections in their brains.

Working Paper
1 Jun 2022

Achieving Scale Collectively

Many firms in developing countries could be too small to adopt modern technology embodied in expensive production machines. This paper shows that rental market interactions allow these small firms to increase their e↵ective scale and mechanize production.

Journal Article
2 May 2022

Big Loans to Small Businesses: Predicting Winners and Losers in an Entrepreneurial Lending Experiment

We experimentally study the impact of substantially larger enterprise loans in Egypt.

Working Paper
1 May 2022

Indirect Effects of Access to Finance

We created experimental variation across local markets in China in the share of firms having access to a new loan product, to measure the direct and indirect effects of access to finance.

Working Paper
1 Mar 2022

Indirect Effects of Access to Finance

We created experimental variation across local markets in China in the share of firms having access to a new loan product, to measure the direct and indirect effects of access to finance.

Working Paper
1 Mar 2022

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