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Key behavioural characteristics of small-business owners: A lab-in-the-field experiment in Myanmar

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  • John Rand
  • Paula Castro Rodriguez
  • Finn Tarp
  • Neda Trifkovi?

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This study investigates the role of owners' personal preferences and behaviour in determining the success of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises using a lab-in-the-field experiment with small-business owners in Myanmar. The study is a complement to a 2017 quantitative survey conducted within the project 'Towards inclusive development in Myanmar'. The lab-in-the-field experiment comprised five behavioural games: dictator, bargaining, trust, public goods, and risk-preference elicitation.

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  • John Rand & Paula Castro Rodriguez & Finn Tarp & Neda Trifkovi?, 2019. "Key behavioural characteristics of small-business owners: A lab-in-the-field experiment in Myanmar," WIDER Working Paper Series wp-2019-79, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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    Entrepreneurship; Risk-taking; Trust; Bargaining; Altruism; Behaviour;

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