Entrepreneurship as a Social Mobility and Inclusion Strategy

Project Info

Principal Investigators

Catia Batista (Nova SBE)
Miguel A. Ferreira (Nova SBE)
Francisco Queiró (Nova SBE)

Project Coordinator

Maria Inês Gonçalves (Nova SBE)



About this Project

Our project will conduct an experimental impact evaluation of an accelerated management training program targeting small businesses in Portugal. The program includes training in various areas of management that may be hampering firm performance, which will allow comparing the effectiveness of different training programs.
We will focus on business managers without a college degree, who are most likely to benefit from the training and constitute a substantial fraction of SME managers in Portugal and in other parts of the world.
Our project will provide insights to policy makers to design policies and training programs that can improve the prospects of small businesses, and hence job creation, social mobility, and inclusion. This training program can be a cost-effective strategy to promote sustainable development that is worthy of large-scale replication.

Contributing to SDGs: