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Which firms create the most jobs in developing countries ? evidence from Tunisia (English)

This paper examines private sector job creation in Tunisia over the period 1996-2010 using a unique database containing information on all registered private enterprises, including self-employment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7068 OCT 01, 2014

Rijkers, Bob; Arouri, Hassen; Freund, Caroline; Nucifora, Antonio

Drivers of entrepreneurship and post-entry performance of newborn firms in developing countries (English)

The aim of this paper is to provide an updated survey of the "state of the art" in entrepreneurial studies with a particular focus on developing countries (DCs). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7074 OCT 01, 2014

Quatraro, Francesco; Vivarelli, Marco

Do export promotion agencies promote new exporters ? (English)

Do export promotion agencies impact the probability of non-exporting firms to export? In the last decade many countries have introduced export promotion agencies to support their firms to deal with asymmetric information problems and make feasible additional gains from trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7004 AUG 01, 2014

Cruz, Marcio

Latin American entrepreneurs : many firms but little innovation : El emprendimiento en America Latina : muchas empresas y poca innovacion (Spanish)

Entrepreneurship is a fundamental driver of growth, development, and job creation. While Latin America and the Caribbean has a wealth of entrepreneurs, firms in the region, compared to those in other regions, are small in size and less likely to grow or innovate. ... See More +

Publication 83837 JUN 20, 2014

Lederman, Daniel; Messina, Julian; Pienknagura, Samuel; Rigolini, Jamele English

Too small to regulate (English)

The paper argues that to achieve compliance of firms with regulations such as product quality or environmental or health standards it is better to have industries with a few large corporations than numerous small firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6860 MAY 01, 2014

Basu, Kaushik; Dixit, Avinash

Entrepreneurship, public policy, and cities (English)

Since the 2008-09 global financial crises, interest among policy makers in promoting innovative, ventures has exploded. The emerging great hubs of entrepreneurial activity, like Bangalore, Dubai, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Singapore, and Tel Aviv, bear the unmistakable stamp of the public sector. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6880 MAY 01, 2014

Lerner, Josh

IFC financing to micro, small, and medium enterprises in the poorest countries (English)

IFC is working to develop solutions to close the micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) financing gap, collaborating with 129 financial institutions (FIs) across 39 International Development Association (IDA) countries. ... See More +

Brief 86280 MAR 06, 2014

Hommes, Martin; Sorokina, Aksinya

Informal firms and financial inclusion : status and determinants (English)

Many firms in the developing world -- including a majority of micro, small, and medium enterprises -- operate in the informal economy. The informal firms face a variety of constraints, making it harder for them to do business and grow. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6778 FEB 01, 2014

Farazi, Subika

Latin American entrepreneurs : many firms but little innovation (English)

Entrepreneurship is a fundamental driver of growth, development, and job creation. While Latin America and the Caribbean has a wealth of entrepreneurs, firms in the region, compared to those in other regions, are small in size and less likely to grow or innovate. ... See More +

Publication 83837 JAN 01, 2014

Lederman, Daniel; Messina, Julian; Pienknagura, Samuel; Rigolini, Jamele Spanish

Regulation and noncompliance : magnitudes and patterns for India's factories act (English)

Noncompliance with regulations by enterprises is said to be rife in developing countries. Yet there is limited systematic evidence of the magnitude of noncompliance at the enterprise level. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6755 JAN 01, 2014

Chatterjee, Urmila; Kanbur, Ravi

Mobile entrepreneurship and employment (English)

This report showcases some of the mechanisms by which the mobile sector can support entrepreneurship and job creation, with the aim of informing policymakers, investors, and entrepreneurs themselves. ... See More +

Journal Article 84961 JAN 01, 2014

Andjelkovic, Maja; Imaizumi, Saori I

Czech suppliers of multinational corporations : benefits and challenges (English)

This report provides a broader context for the evaluation of the Czech invest's supplier development program (SDP). This is done by analyzing: (i) the factors driving sourcing decisions of multinational corporations (MNCs), (ii) characteristics of Czech companies which successfully managed to become MNC suppliers, (iii) the nature and the benefits of the supplying relationship from the perspective of the Czech suppliers, (iv) the rationale for the existence of the SDP, and (v) the program's strengths and areas for improvement. ... See More +

Working Paper 90807 JAN 01, 2014

Smarzynska, Beata; Spatareanu, Mariana

Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (English)

The Middle East and North Africa region faces high unemployment or jobs in low-productivity activities often in the informal economy. The private sector has not generated enough jobs as polices that restrict competition have limited the entry of new firms and prevented more productive firms from growing – the type of firms that create most jobs. ... See More +

Brief 91702 JAN 01, 2014

Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (Arabic)

The Middle East and North Africa region faces high unemployment or jobs in low-productivity activities often in the informal economy. The private sector has not generated enough jobs as polices that restrict competition have limited the entry of new firms and prevented more productive firms from growing – the type of firms that create most jobs. ... See More +

Brief 91702 JAN 01, 2014

Startups and innovations wanted : private sector growth and job creation (Arabic)

Most workers are employed in micro firms representing low-productivity, subsistence activities. The private sector has been characterized by low firm turnover – firm entry and exit – and slow productivity growth, limiting the pool of startups and productive firms which create most jobs in MENA. ... See More +

Brief 91703 JAN 01, 2014

Startups and innovations wanted : private sector growth and job creation (English)

Most workers are employed in micro firms representing low-productivity, subsistence activities. The private sector has been characterized by low firm turnover – firm entry and exit – and slow productivity growth, limiting the pool of startups and productive firms which create most jobs in MENA. ... See More +

Brief 91703 JAN 01, 2014

Regulation and non-compliance : magnitudes and patterns for India's Factories Act (English)

Non-compliance with regulations by enterprises is said to be rife in developing countries. Yet there is limited systematic evidence of the magnitude of non-compliance at the enterprise level. ... See More +

Other Social Protection Study 83767 DEC 09, 2013

Chatterjee, Urmila; Kanbur, Ravi

Stunted growth : why don't African firms create more jobs ? (English)

Many countries in Africa suffer high rates of underemployment or low rates of productive employment; many also anticipate large numbers of people to enter the workforce in the near future. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6727 DEC 01, 2013

Iacovone, Leonardo; Ramachandran, Vijaya; Schmidt, Martin

Entrepreneurship in Latin America : a step up the social ladder? (English)

Entrepreneurship is a critical process in a dynamic capitalist economy. It generates new productive capacities, processes, and goods; promotes innovation; and fosters employment creation, growth, and development. ... See More +

Publication 83153 NOV 25, 2013

Lora, Eduardo; Castellani, Francesca; Solimano, Andres; Kantis, Hugo D.; Federico, Juan S.; Trajtenberg, Luis A.; Velez-Grajales, Viviana; Velez-Grajales, Roberto; Anchorena, Jose; Ronconi, Lucas; Ordenana, Xavier; Arteaga, Elizabeth

Entrepreneurship, public policy, and cities (English)

Since the 2008-09 global financial crises, interest among policy makers in promoting innovative, high-potential ventures has exploded. The emerging great hubs of entrepreneurial activity, like Bangalore, Dubai, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Singapore, and Tel Aviv, bear the unmistakable stamp of the public sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 84229 NOV 01, 2013

Lerner, Josh

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Which firms create the most jobs in developing countries ? evidence from Tunisia (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7068 Policy Research Working Paper
Drivers of entrepreneurship and post-entry performance of newborn firms in developing countries (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7074 Policy Research Working Paper
Do export promotion agencies promote new exporters ? (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7004 Policy Research Working Paper
Latin American entrepreneurs : many firms but little innovation : El emprendimiento en America Latina : muchas empresas y poca innovacion (Spanish)
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JUN 20, 2014 83837 Publication English
Too small to regulate (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6860 Policy Research Working Paper
Entrepreneurship, public policy, and cities (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6880 Policy Research Working Paper
IFC financing to micro, small, and medium enterprises in the poorest countries (English)
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MAR 06, 2014 86280 Brief
Informal firms and financial inclusion : status and determinants (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6778 Policy Research Working Paper
Latin American entrepreneurs : many firms but little innovation (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 83837 Publication Spanish
Regulation and noncompliance : magnitudes and patterns for India's factories act (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6755 Policy Research Working Paper
Mobile entrepreneurship and employment (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 84961 Journal Article
Czech suppliers of multinational corporations : benefits and challenges (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 90807 Working Paper
Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 91702 Brief
Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (Arabic)
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JAN 01, 2014 91702 Brief
Startups and innovations wanted : private sector growth and job creation (Arabic)
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JAN 01, 2014 91703 Brief
Startups and innovations wanted : private sector growth and job creation (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 91703 Brief
Regulation and non-compliance : magnitudes and patterns for India's Factories Act (English)
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DEC 09, 2013 83767 Other Social Protection Study
Stunted growth : why don't African firms create more jobs ? (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 WPS6727 Policy Research Working Paper
Entrepreneurship in Latin America : a step up the social ladder? (English)
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NOV 25, 2013 83153 Publication
Entrepreneurship, public policy, and cities (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 84229 Working Paper