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L'informalité des micro- et petites entreprises en Égypte: une analyse transversale

Nesma Ali ()

Mondes en développement, 2014, vol. n° 166, issue 2, 87-100

Abstract: Despite the socioeconomic importance of micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in Egypt, most of them are running on an informal basis. This paper uses an instrumental variable approach to estimate the impact of informality on the performance of?5000?Egyptian MSEs in?2003. The results of our Probit model show that the productivity increases when the firm operates formally. However, this positive effect is subject to the improvement of MPEs? human?&?financial capitals. These findings highlight the importance of formalization policies.

Keywords: informal sector; micro and small enterprises; productivity; Egypt (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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