Value added of Cluster Membership for Micro Enterprises of the Handloom Sector in Ethiopia

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Abstract

By contrasting the performance of clustered micro enterprises with that of dispersed ones in the handloom sector in Ethiopia, this study shows that clustering significantly increases profit. To correct for selection bias, we match clustered and dispersed micro enterprises that share similar observable characteristics except for being clustered both in urban and rural areas. Results show that clustering is more profitable in urban than rural areas. It is also found that regional specific factors determining clustering of micro enterprises are different in urban and rural areas, highlighting the need to focus on local circumstances when formulating policies to promote clusters.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference of Agricultural Economists "The New Landscape of Global Agriculture", Beijing, China, 16 - 22 August, 2009
Place of PublicationBeijing
PublisherInternational Association of Agricultural Economists
Pages49922
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventThe New Landscape of Global Agriculture; the XXVIIth International Conference of the IAAE, Beijing, China -
Duration: 16 Aug 200922 Aug 2009

Conference

ConferenceThe New Landscape of Global Agriculture; the XXVIIth International Conference of the IAAE, Beijing, China
Period16/08/0922/08/09

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    Ali, M. A., & Peerlings, J. H. M. (2009). Value added of Cluster Membership for Micro Enterprises of the Handloom Sector in Ethiopia. In International Conference of Agricultural Economists "The New Landscape of Global Agriculture", Beijing, China, 16 - 22 August, 2009 (pp. 49922). International Association of Agricultural Economists. http://purl.umn.edu/49922