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Analysis of Micro Enterprise Clusters in Developing Countries:  A Case Study of Toluca, Mexico.

Analysis of Micro Enterprise Clusters in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Toluca, Mexico.

Date: August 2011
Creator: Drauschke, Kristin
Description: Businesses cluster to achieve agglomeration benefits. However, research in developing countries suggests that the economic environment limits small business’ propensity to benefit from agglomerations. The study examines the location, networking patterns, formal structures and owner characteristics of 1256 micro businesses from ten industries and thirteen sample areas in Toluca, Mexico. First, the thesis analyses whether clustering has a positive impact on the success rates of the surveyed enterprises, e.g. higher sales per employee. On an industry scale only Retail benefits from agglomerations economies. However, results of the neighborhood data show that specific areas benefit from urbanization economies. Overall, the study finds that businesses located within agglomerations, have higher levels of formalization, networking and professional training, hence constituting a more sophisticated base for economic development. Conclusions can be drawn for development policies and programs, arguing for a more differentiated approach of small business development depending on business location and cluster characteristics.
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State of the Climate in 2009

State of the Climate in 2009

Date: June 2010
Creator: Andt, D. S.
Description: This report describes observations of precipitation, temperature, and other climatology metrics from different global regions.
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Renewables 2010: Global Status Report

Renewables 2010: Global Status Report

Date: 2010
Creator: Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century
Description: This report describes economic trends in building the capacity of renewable energy in several countries.
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Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2010: Analysis of Trends and Issues in the Finacning

Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2010: Analysis of Trends and Issues in the Finacning

Date: 2010
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme
Description: This report shows that in spite of the global economic downturn, investment in sustainable energy is still strong.
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Tunza: The UNEP Magazine for Youth, Volume 8, Number 1, 2010

Tunza: The UNEP Magazine for Youth, Volume 8, Number 1, 2010

Date: 2010
Creator: Lean, Geoffrey
Description: Tunza is a UNEP magazine for and by young people. This issue is devoted to biodiversity and threatened habitats.
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