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Book Chapter
Certification and business risk

From the book: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam

Risk SMEs Business
Working Paper
Doing business in a deals world: The doubly false premise of rules reform

The World Bank’s Doing Business reports have evoked an intense policy debate about whether countries should simplify regulatory rules in order to stimulate investment and growth, or make them more stringent in order to achieve public policy obj...

Business Deals Rules
Journal Article
Can Business Rights Alleviate Group-Based Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa?: Understanding the Limits to Reform

Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based Inequality

Group-based inequality Minorities Business
Working Paper
Certification and business risk

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the scope for international private standards to play a role in reducing business risk. Business risk is measured as variability in revenue, customer base, informal payments, and temporary firm closure...

Risk SMEs Business
Working Paper
Total factor productivity in South African manufacturing firms

The manufacturing sector is an important source of productivity growth and exports. Manufacturing firms are generally more productive than firms in the agricultural or services sectors and are an important source of job creation...

Business Manufacturing Productivity
Working Paper
Markups and concentration in South African manufacturing sectors: An analysis with administrative data

This paper uses newly available firm-level tax data to evaluate the market structure in South African manufacturing sectors in the period 2010–12...

Business Manufacturing industries Pricing
Working Paper
Importing and firm performance: New evidence from South Africa

This paper uses firm-level data from company tax declarations to analyse the complementary relationship between direct access to imported intermediate inputs and manufacturing firm performance in South Africa. There are three main findings...

Business Delivery of goods International trade
Working Paper
The South African manufacturing exporter story

Existing South African work on firm-level data has been limited by access to large datasets that track firms over time...

Business Commerce Productivity
Book Chapter
Capitalism and African Business Cultures

From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 1...

Business Capitalism Entrepreneurship
Working Paper
Capitalism and African Business Cultures

Scholars and practitioners once commonly linked ‘African culture’ to a distinctive ‘African capitalism’, at odds with genuine capitalism and the demands of modern business...

Business Capitalism Entrepreneurship
Book Chapter
Entrepreneurship, Stages of Development, and Industrialization

From the book: Pathways to Industrialization in the Twenty-First Century

Business Entrepreneurship Government business enterprises
Working Paper
Entrepreneurship, Stages of Development, and Industrialization

Unlike in the past where industrial policy was either focused on creation and growth of state-owned firms or alternatively consisted merely of broadly functional policies without consideration for firm or entrepreneurial specifics, the requirement no...

Business Entrepreneurship Government business enterprises
Book Chapter
The Impact of the Business Environment on the Business Creation Process

From the book: Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

Business Business enterprises Economic policy (Business enterprises)
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