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How Can Micro and Small Enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa Become More Productive? The Impacts of Experimental Basic Managerial Training

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Abstract: The vast majority of micro and small enterprises in developing countries are located in industrial clusters, and the majority of such clusters have yet to see their growth take off. The performance of micro and small enterprise clusters is especially low in Sub-Saharan Africa. While existing studies often attribute the poor performance to factors outside firms, problems within firms are seldom scrutinized. Entrepreneurs in these clusters are unfamiliar with standard business practices. Based on a randomized experiment in Ghana, this study demonstrates that basic-level management training improves business practices and performance, although the extent of improvement varies considerably among entrepreneurs.
Type: Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10986/3516
Subject: ACCOUNTING
ADVANCED TRAINING
ATTRITION
BASIC KNOWLEDGE
BUSINESS PERFORMANCE
BUSINESS PLANNING
BUSINESSES
CLASSROOM
DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS
DIVISION OF LABOR
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
ECONOMIC GROWTH
ECONOMICS
EDUCATION VARIABLES
EMPLOYMENT
EQUIPMENT
GLOBALIZATION
HUMAN CAPITAL
HUMAN RESOURCE
HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
HUMAN RESOURCES
IDS
INCOME
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT
INSTRUCTORS
INTERNATIONAL TRADE
INVENTORY
LABOR ORGANIZATION
LEARNING
LITERACY
LOCALIZATION
MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
MANUFACTURING
MARKET INFORMATION
MARKETING
MATERIAL
MOBILE PHONE
NEW ENTRANTS
NEW TECHNOLOGY
OPEN ACCESS
OPPORTUNITY COSTS
PERFORMANCES
PHONE NUMBERS
PRIVATE SECTORS
PROCUREMENT
PRODUCTION PROCESSES
PRODUCTIVITY
QUALITY MANAGEMENT
RESULT
RESULTS
SCHOOLING
SITES
SOCIAL WELFARE
SUPPLIERS
TEACHING
TECHNICAL TRAINING
TELECOMMUNICATION
TEXTBOOKS
TRANSACTION
VALUE CHAIN
VOCATIONAL TRAINING
WEB
WORKING CAPITAL




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