Entrepreneurship in development : four essays on microfinance and business training
Forfatter(e): Berge, Lars Ivar Oppedal
Lars Ivar Oppedal Berges doktorgradsarbeid ser nærmere på effekten av entreprenørskapsutdanning tilknyttet et mikrofinansieringsprosjekt i Tanzania. Ifølge studien har mannlige mikrofinansklienter stor nytte av slik utdanning, mens det har liten eller ingen effekt på kvinner.
Which is the most the binding constraint for microenterprise development; human or financial capital? To answer this question, we present the first field experiment that jointly investigates these two constraints, by giving poor entrepreneurs, all members of the microfinance institution (MFI) PRIDE Tanzania, treatments in the form of either business training or a business grant, or both.
Males and females have increased their knowledge identically, but otherwise the training has had stronger effects with most parameters, for male entrepreneurs. This may indicate that there are other barriers than business knowledge that are more severe for females, such as discrimination in the labour market and at home. In addition, we find no effect of the business grant for either males or females.
Utgiver: Norges Handelshøyskole