Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/80984
Authors: 
Sonobe, Tetsushi
Otsuka, Keijiro
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2012/99
Abstract: 
While it has been increasingly recognized that efficient management holds the key to the development of micro and small enterprises in developing countries, we know very little about the managerial capacity of business owners and managers in these countries. In order to explore whether we can nurture managerial capacity, this paper reviews case studies of industrial clusters in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, including randomized control trials of management training. We found that the management training is effective in many cases, which renders support for the foreign aid policy that pays due attention to enhancement of managerial capacity.
Subjects: 
managerial capacity
entrepreneurship
innovation
micro and small enterprises
industrial clusters
management training
JEL: 
L25
L26
O14
O31
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-565-9
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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