Sabiia Seb
PortuguêsEspañolEnglish
Embrapa
        Busca avançada

Botão Atualizar


Botão Atualizar

Registro completo
Provedor de dados:  AgEcon
País:  United States
Título:  The Impact of Consulting Services on Small and Medium Enterprises: Evidence from a Randomized Trial in Mexico
Autores:  Bruhn, Miriam
Karlan, Dean S.
Schoar, Antoinette
Data:  2012-03-09
Ano:  2012
Palavras-chave:  Enterprise growth
Entrepreneurship
Managerial capital
Labor and Human Capital
D21
D24
L20
M13
O12
Resumo:  We test whether managerial human capital has a first order effect on the performance and growth of small enterprises in emerging markets. In a randomized control trial in Puebla, Mexico, we randomly assigned 150 out of 432 small and medium size enterprises to receive subsidized consulting services, while the remaining 267 enterprises served as a control group that did not receive any subsidized training. Treatment enterprises were matched with one of nine local consulting firms and met with their consultants once a week for four hours over a one year period. Results from a follow-up survey, conducted after the intervention, show that the consulting services had a large impact on the performance of the enterprises in the treatment group: monthly sales went up by about 80 percent; similarly, profits and productivity increased by 120 percent compared to the control group. We also see a significant increase in the entrepreneurial spirit index for the treatment group, a set of questions designed to illicit the SME owners’ confidence in their ability to manage their business and deal with any future difficulties. However, we do not find any significant increase in the number of workers employed in the treatment group.
Tipo:  Working Paper
Idioma:  Inglês
Identificador:  http://purl.umn.edu/121675
Relação:  Yale University>Economic Growth Center>Center Discussion Papers
Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper
1010
Formato:  29
Fechar
 

Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária - Embrapa
Todos os direitos reservados, conforme Lei n° 9.610
Política de Privacidade
Área restrita

Embrapa
Parque Estação Biológica - PqEB s/n°
Brasília, DF - Brasil - CEP 70770-901
Fone: (61) 3448-4433 - Fax: (61) 3448-4890 / 3448-4891 SAC: https://www.embrapa.br/fale-conosco

Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional