In this seminar Arancha González, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre, a joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization, will explain why better prospects for women-owned businesses will mean a better future for developing countries.
The paper compares the innovativeness of group-affiliated firms (GAFs) and standalone firms (SAFs), and it investigates how country-specific institutional factors affect the group–innovation relationship. The paper analyzes the contrasting predictions of two competing views: the institutional voids and the organizational resilience theses. The empirical analysis focuses on a large sample of firms in Latin America. In line with the organizational resilience thesis, the results point out that the superior innovation performance of GAFs is stronger for national economies with more efficient financial, legal, and labor market institutions.
This project explores changes and challenges to the humanitarian field as seen from the vantage point of the Protection of Civilians (PoC) discourse and its multiple and contextual renderings in Northern Uganda.
The project will examine the effects of various forms of property and their effects on the social relationships, community morphology, sustainability, community involvement, and issues that relate to potential conflict. The research will be based on three cases - Kenya, Bosnia-Herzogovina and South Africa.