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Networks and manufacturing firms in Africa: Results from a randomized field experiment

Abstract:

We run a novel field experiment to link managers of African manufacturing firms. The experiment resembles the many forms of interaction that business and community organizations offer to their members. The design features exogenous link formation, exogenous seeding of information, and exogenous assignment to treatment and placebo. We study the impact of the experiment on firm business practices outside of the lab. We find that the experiment successfully created new variation in social networ...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1093/wber/lhw057

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Department:
Oxford, SSD, Economics, CSAE
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
World Bank Economic Review Journal website
Volume:
32
Issue:
3
Pages:
656–675
Publication date:
2016-10-16
Acceptance date:
2016-09-07
DOI:
EISSN:
1564-698X
ISSN:
0258-6770
Pubs id:
pubs:644215
URN:
uri:7a490bf9-6946-4f80-a1dc-029e524cd288
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uuid:7a490bf9-6946-4f80-a1dc-029e524cd288
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pubs:644215

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