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Mighty oaks from little acorns: Can microenterprise serve as the seedbed of industrialization?


  • Grosh, Barbara
  • Somolekae, Gloria


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  • Grosh, Barbara & Somolekae, Gloria, 1996. "Mighty oaks from little acorns: Can microenterprise serve as the seedbed of industrialization?," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 24(12), pages 1879-1890, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:24:y:1996:i:12:p:1879-1890

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    3. Vandenberg, Paul, 2003. "Adapting to the Financial Landscape: Evidence from Small Firms in Nairobi," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 31(11), pages 1829-1843, November.
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    14. David W. Mushinski & Kathleen A. Pickering, 2007. "Heterogeneity in informal sector mitigation of micro-enterprise credit rationing," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 19(5), pages 567-581.

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