Is Small Beautiful? Small Enterprise, Aid and Employment in Africa

Page, John and Soderbom, Måns (2012). Is Small Beautiful? Small Enterprise, Aid and Employment in Africa. UNU-WIDER.

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    Author Page, John
    Soderbom, Måns
    Title Is Small Beautiful? Small Enterprise, Aid and Employment in Africa
    Volume/Issue No. 2012/94
    Publication Date 2012
    Place of Publication Helsinki
    Publisher UNU-WIDER
    Pages 39
    Language eng
    Abstract

    Aid providers frequently link supporting small firms to job creation. Small firms create about half of new jobs in Africa, but they also have higher failure rates. Ignoring firm exit exaggerates net employment growth. Using panel data for Ethiopia, we fin

    Keyword Business enterprises
    Economic assistance and foreign aid
    Industrial policy
    Copyright Holder UNU-WIDER
    Copyright Year 2012
    Copyright type Fair use permitted
    ISSN 17987237
    ISBN 9789292305581
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