Do “Elephants, Mice and Gazelles” live in Latin America too?

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Elephants, Mice, and Gazelles – U.S. scholars argue that the enterprises can be categorized as one of these three animals: large but slow, quick but small, or small but growing rapidly. David Birch of MIT, who labeled the third category as gazelles in the ‘90s, shocked the world as his study showed that only 4% of the companies generated 70% of the jobs in the U.S. Since then, the study of gazelles has proliferated, and most of it concludes that promoting entrepreneurship is important because almost all net job creation is achieved by a disproportionately small group of firms. There are somewhat conflicting viewpoints yet to be reconciled, though.

viernes, 19 de abril de 2013/Author: Nobuyuki Otsuka/Number of views (28627)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

TOP 10 posts on private sector development in 2012

Just before the year comes to an end, I would like to share with you some highlights from the new MIF blog, launched in May. We have started this blog to open a conversation between MIF experts and all others interested in finding innovative solutions to support the development of small businesses, farmers, and entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean.

jueves, 27 de diciembre de 2012/Author: Georg Neumann/Number of views (7762)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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