GRIPS 政策研究センター Policy Research Center


2011/7/26 Report No:11-06

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

  • 真野 裕吉政策研究大学院大学
  • Iddrisu AlhassanThe Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Ghana
  • Yoshino YutakaThe World Bank
  • 園部 哲史政策研究大学院大学
分野 経済学
言語 英語

The vast majority of micro and small enterprises (MSEs) 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 MSE 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. In fact, 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.

キーワード Africa, Ghana, industrial development, survival clusters, management training, randomized experiment
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