Innovation in Micro-Enterprises: Evidence from a Developing Country

Funded Research Proposal

In less-developed economies, micro-enterprises comprise a large percentage of total number of businesses, playing significant roles in household consumption and investment, labour market outcomes, and the whole economy. In the Philippines, around 800,000 micro-enterprises called sari-sari stores (like mini 7-Elevens), are not only a big part of the country’s retail culture but also of local neighborhoods and more broadly, the national economy.Read More

Emergence of new markets, distributed entrepreneurship and the university: Fostering development in India

Published Research

University-industry partnerships facilitate socio-economic development by incubating innovations and diffusing entrepreneurial capabilities to create new markets in rural areas. Complexity theory based approaches are used to develop a process model of emergence based on a case study of a leading Indian technical institution involved in creating new technologies and markets.Read More