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Enterprise surveys country note series

2009 - present

 

Enterprise country notes are 3-4 page research briefings with concise empirical findings and policy implications.

 

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Enterprise surveys Latin America and the Caribbean series, Enterprise surveys country profile, Enterprise surveys country highlights, Enterprise surveys country note series 

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Firm Performance and the Business Environment in Malaysia : A Comparison with High - Income and Upper - Middle - Income countries (English)

Firm-level survey data on registered private firms reveal that firms in Malaysia have much lower labor productivity than their counterparts in 43 upper-middle-income and 14 high-income countries. ... See More +

Brief 138329 JAN 01, 2019

Amin,Mohammad; Soh,Yew Chong Disclosed

Female Top Managers in Malaysia (English)

Recent firm-level survey data collected by the World Bank’s Enterprise Surveys (ES) shows that about a quarter of all Malaysian firms have a female top manager. ... See More +

Brief 138328 JAN 01, 2018

Amin,Mohammad; Zarka,Amanda Franziska Disclosed

Women Workers in Malaysia’s Private Sector (English)

This note analyzes various issues related to women workers in Malaysia’s formal private sector. Using the World Bank’s Enterprise Surveys data, the proportion of women among all workers in Malaysia is on par with other upper middle-income group economies, but less than the regional average. ... See More +

Brief 138330 JAN 01, 2017

Amin,Mohammad; Zarka,Amanda Franziska Disclosed

What Do Exporters in Malaysia Look Like? (English)

Taking advantage of recent Enterprise Surveys data, this note aims to provide a first set of observations on the performance and regulatory constraints of Malaysia’s exporting firms. ... See More +

Brief 138327 JAN 01, 2017

Amin,Mohammad; Arlet,Jean Nicolas; Ulku,Hulya Disclosed

Legal institutions and women’s employment (English)

This note explores the role of legal institutions in influencing women’s employment in private firms in developing countries. Both a holistic and specific approach to legal institutions is adopted. ... See More +

Brief 111250 JAN 01, 2016

Amin,Mohammad; Islam,Asif Mohammed Disclosed

Informal firms in Myanmar (English)

Using survey data on informal firms in Myanmar, a number of issues related to firm-size,productivity, business environment, gender disparity and registration costs and benefits arediscussed. ... See More +

Brief 111251 JAN 01, 2016

Amin,Mohammad Disclosed

Enterprise surveys : Papua New Guinea county profile 2015 (English)

The Enterprise Surveys (ES) focus on many aspects of the business environment. These factors can be accommodating or constraining for firms and play an important role in whether an economy’s private sector will thrive or not. ... See More +

Working Paper 111259 AUG 01, 2015

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Enterprise surveys : Malaysia country profile 2015 (English)

The Enterprise Surveys (ES) focus on many aspects of the business environment. These factors can be accommodating or constraining for firms and play an important role in whether an economy’s private sector will thrive or not. ... See More +

Working Paper 111258 MAR 01, 2015

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Enterprise surveys : Philippines country pofile 2015 (English)

The Enterprise Surveys (ES) focus on many aspects of the business environment. These factors can be accommodating or constraining for firms and play an important role in whether an economy’s private sector will thrive or not. ... See More +

Working Paper 111260 JAN 01, 2015

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Presence of women in top managerial positions (English)

The presence of female top managers in the private sector signals the existence of high paying jobs for women and also serves as further encouragement for other women to seek better employment. ... See More +

Brief 92276 JAN 01, 2014

Amin, Mohammad; Islam, Asif Disclosed

Does firm-size matter in the informal sector? (English)

Newly available data on informal firms in 11 African countries shows that informal firms while generally small can vary substantially in size. Using these data, this note explores the relevance of firm-size among informal firms. ... See More +

Brief 92275 JAN 01, 2014

Amin, Mohammad; Huang, Xie Disclosed

Business environment perceptions in Afghanistan and Pakistan (English)

This note compares business environment perceptions using a unique panel data set of Afghani and Pakistani firms interviewed between 2007 and 2010. ... See More +

Brief 68274 JAN 01, 2011

Yang, Judy S. Disclosed

Running a business in Brazil (English)

Brazilian firms are more integrated into their country's financial system than other firms in the rest of the Latin American region Brazil has the highest proportion of firms who finance investment using banks and the highest proportion of firms with savings and checking account. ... See More +

Brief 63663 JAN 01, 2011

Disclosed

Running a Business in Kazakhstan (English)

New enterprise surveys data indicate that firms in Kazakhstan are more likely to face corruption and are less integrated in global trade when compared to the rest of the countries in the Easter Europe and Central Asia region (ECA). ... See More +

Brief 63664 JAN 01, 2011

Disclosed

Running a business in Indonesia (English)

Recently obtained enterprise surveys data indicate that senior managers in Indonesia spend the least amount of time dealing with the requirements of government regulations when compared to countries in the same income and size groups. ... See More +

Brief 65102 JAN 01, 2011

Disclosed

Running a business in the Kyrgyz Republic (English)

New data from enterprise surveys indicate that business regulation reforms in the Kyrgyz Republic, such as simplifying tax payment procedures, are positively impacting the private sector. ... See More +

Brief 65104 JAN 01, 2011

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Comparing informal firms in Buenos Aires and Chaco (English)

This note highlights differences between informal businesses in two regions of Argentina Buenos Aires and Chaco. Labor productivity is much higher in Buenos Aires than Chaco. ... See More +

Brief 65118 JAN 01, 2011

Amin, Mohammad Disclosed

Gender and informality in Latin America (English)

Recently collected data on informal or unregistered firms in Argentina and Peru show significant differences between male- and female-owned firms. ... See More +

Brief 65117 JAN 01, 2011

Disclosed

Education and the structure of informal firms in Latin America (English)

A recent survey of unregistered or informal firms in Argentina and Peru shows that about 74 percent of the owners have a secondary or higher education. ... See More +

Brief 63665 JAN 01, 2011

Amin, Mohammad Disclosed

Running a business in Vietnam (English)

New data from enterprise surveys indicate that Vietnamese firms have several comparative advantages over firms in other similarly populated countries and countries in the same income group. ... See More +

Brief 65103 JAN 01, 2011

Disclosed

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Firm Performance and the Business Environment in Malaysia : A Comparison with High - Income and Upper - Middle - Income countries (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 138329 Brief
Female Top Managers in Malaysia (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 138328 Brief
Women Workers in Malaysia’s Private Sector (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 138330 Brief
What Do Exporters in Malaysia Look Like? (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 138327 Brief
Legal institutions and women’s employment (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 111250 Brief
Informal firms in Myanmar (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 111251 Brief
Enterprise surveys : Papua New Guinea county profile 2015 (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 111259 Working Paper
Enterprise surveys : Malaysia country profile 2015 (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 111258 Working Paper
Enterprise surveys : Philippines country pofile 2015 (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 111260 Working Paper
Presence of women in top managerial positions (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 92276 Brief
Does firm-size matter in the informal sector? (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 92275 Brief
Business environment perceptions in Afghanistan and Pakistan (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 68274 Brief
Running a business in Brazil (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 63663 Brief
Running a Business in Kazakhstan (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 63664 Brief
Running a business in Indonesia (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 65102 Brief
Running a business in the Kyrgyz Republic (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 65104 Brief
Comparing informal firms in Buenos Aires and Chaco (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 65118 Brief
Gender and informality in Latin America (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 65117 Brief
Education and the structure of informal firms in Latin America (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 63665 Brief
Running a business in Vietnam (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 65103 Brief