Building institutional capacity: from pervasive individualism to sustained coordination in small firm sectors

@inproceedings{Evans2013BuildingIC,
  title={Building institutional capacity: from pervasive individualism to sustained coordination in small firm sectors},
  author={Ana Mar{\'i}a V{\'e}lez Evans},
  year={2013}
}
The small-business sector faces a persistent dilemma: small firms often lack the human skills and financial resources to modernize and compete. How, then, can small firms overcome collective action problems to forge sector-wide modernization? This paper examines the political dynamics and the process of institutional change that underpin successful industrial upgrading through a comparative, longitudinal analysis of two policy experiments aiming at the modernization of small firm sectors in… CONTINUE READING

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