Suresh Del Mel, David McKenzie, Christopher Woodruff / Sri Lanka / 2008

From the abstract: "The authors use a randomized measure the return to capital for the average microenterprise."

Tarun Khanna / China, India / 2007

An examination of grass-roots business development and its effects of a macro scope on economic growth, both at the national and international levels.

Andrew Foster, Mark Rosenzweig / South Asia / 2007

From the abstract: "This chapter considers the linkages between agricultural development and rural non-farm activities. The chapter is motivated by growing evidence that non-farm activities provide an increasingly important share of rural incomes in many low-income questions, questions about whether increasing agricultural productivity is a necessary precondition for raising incomes and reducing poverty in rural areas, and increased evidence of factor and commodity flows between rural and urban areas."

Krislert Samphantharak, Robert Townsend / 2006

From the abstract: "We use and modify the rigorous standards of corporate financial accounting to create the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows for households in developing countries. The purpose is to better measure productivity, risk, financing, and portfolio management in an analysis of high frequency panel data. What emerges is an analogy between households and corporate firms."

C.K. Pralahad / Global / 2004

Examines the market characteristics and consumption strength of the "bottom of the pyramid (BOP)", promoting a profitable anti-poverty business model.

Kaivan Mushi / USA, Mexico / 2003

From the abstract: "This paper attempts to identify job networks among Mexican migrants in the U. S. labor market. The empirical analysis uses data on migration patterns and labor market outcomes, based on a sample of individuals belonging to multiple origin-communities in Mexico, over a long period of time.