Training and Consulting Services for Managers: Experimental Evidence from Bangladeshi Garment Production Lines

Lack of managerial capital remains one of the core challenges to SME growth in developing countries. However, rigorous evidence on the impact of programs focused on improving managerial skills is limited. This study evaluates a program which offers training and consulting for managerial staff in garment factories. It focuses on understanding how new management practices are adopted and implemented and what determines their success. The study will measure the impact of the training and consulting on output, productivity and other important outcomes of the factories.

Delivery partner 
Solutions 4 Management International
Hypotheses/research question 
Can training and consulting help SMEs overcome the lack of knowledge and skills and lead to improvements in productivity? How are new management practices adopted and what determines their success?
Study design 
Not yet available
Reference 
Akerlof, R., Macchiavello, R., & Woodruff, C., 2015. 'Training and Consulting Services for Managers: Experimental Evidence from Bangladeshi Garment Production Lines'. Innovations for Poverty Action - Project Registry.