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Management Practices, Self-Selection into Management Training Participation, and Training Effects in the Garment Industry in Ethiopia

Girum Abebe () and Tetsushi Sonobe ()

No 11-23, GRIPS Discussion Papers from National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

Abstract: Many observational studies of micro and small enterprises have found that enterprise performance and education levels of entrepreneurs are positively associated. Does it follow that entrepreneurs’ management capacities depend on their academic achievements? This paper examines what types of entrepreneurs participated in a managerial training program held in Ethiopia, who benefited more from the program, and who had better management knowledge before the program. We find that highly educated entrepreneurs were more willing to learn about management, more knowledgeable about management, and gaining more from the training program, but that such simple relationships are missing among entrepreneurs operating larger enterprises.

Keywords: Africa; Ethiopia; education; management practices; management training (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 36 pages
Date: 2012-03
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