Social and Professional Networks

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

Search and Matching Frictions for Day Labourers in Pakistan

In this pilot study, we demonstrate that low-skilled day labourers who are socially connected to their employers have significantly higher chances of securing jobs, irrespective of having lower productivity than their lesser connected counterparts in Pakistan.

Research Note
8 Aug 2022

Alleviating Mobility and Informational Constraints Through Social Networks for High-growth Female Entrepreneurs in Pakistan

This project investigates the effectiveness of business training programmes on the growth of women-led businesses.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

Friends or Competitors: Peer Effects within Business Accelerator Programs

This research examines the impact of interaction between peers within business accelerators programs on early-stage firms in Nigeria.

Research Project
1 Apr 2022

Knowledge exchange and productivity spill-overs in Bangladeshi garment factories

Knowledge sharing between employees has long been viewed as a major driver of firm productivity growth, and the strength of productivity spill-overs within firms is a common measure of knowledge sharing.

Journal Article
8 Oct 2021

Social Origins of Dictatorships: Elite Networks and Political Transitions in Haiti

Existing theories of democratic reversals emphasize that elites mount actions like coups when democracy is particularly threatening to their interests.

Journal Article
21 May 2021

Effects of Referring Business Partners on Firm Networks and Performance

This project employs a field experiment with 800 firms in China to evaluate the impact of referring business partners on firms in the industry producing the Chinese writing brush.

Research Project
1 Feb 2021

Kinship Pressure and Employee Selection

This project will evaluate whether kinship pressure and mutual insurance arrangements contribute to the hiring of family members in microenterprises in Zambia.

Research Project
1 Jan 2021

Targeting High Ability Entrepreneurs Using Community Information: Mechanism Design In The Field

Identifying high-growth microentrepreneurs in low-income countries remains a challenge due to a scarcity of verifiable information.

Working Paper
23 Nov 2020

The Impact of Factory Housing on Worker Productivity and Welfare

This project seeks to understand how the provision of factory housing and the development of social networks in the workplace can improve worker productivity, retention rates and welfare in Ethiopia.

Research Project
1 Oct 2020

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