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 (28596)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

2012: A Year at the MIF

As the Multilateral Investment Fund prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2013, General Manager Nancy Lee reviews some of the MIF’s 2012 highlights, from ambitious new initiatives to informative events and publications.

El Fondo Multilateral de Inversiones se prepara para celebrar su 20 aniversario en 2013. En este contexto, Nancy Lee, Gerente General del FOMIN, discute lo más destacado de este año dentro de la organización y comparte en esta entrada de blog desde nuevas iniciativas hasta eventos y publicaciones de alto impacto que marcaron nuestro trabajo en el 2012.

jueves, 20 de diciembre de 2012/Author: Anonym/Number of views (14768)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Banks seem eager to reach more SMEs – but how?

At noon on a Sunday in Lima, more than 170 bankers from the Latin American and Caribbean region were in a conference room to attend a panel discussion on a new risk analysis tool for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), resisting the temptation to go out and enjoy fine Peruvian cuisine. It was encouraging.

The panel discussion, titled “Revolutionizing the financing of small and medium sized enterprises: The decision of banks to base their risk analysis on psychometric parameters,” was organized by the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) and the Financial Markets Division of the Structured and Corporate Finance Department of the IDB Group, as a part of theXLVI Annual Assembly of the Federation of Latin American Banks (FELABAN), held November 17-20, Lima.

viernes, 7 de diciembre de 2012/Author: Tetsuro Narita/Number of views (12788)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating