This study aims to analyze the effectiveness of group and individualized business consulting services for firms in developing countries in terms of improved scalability and cost-effectiveness as a means to improve innovation. The researchers are conducting a randomised field experiment in Colombia that analyzes the effects of two different business consulting interventions on small to medium-sized enterprises. Effects will be measured across numerous indicators of business performance.
Improvement in management practices. Factory operations: Machine downtime rates, electricity usage, quality defect rates, labour hours. Production levels: Productivity, sales, profitability.
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