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Enterprising Psychometrics and Poverty Reduction.

Author: Bailey Klinger; Asim Ijaz Khwaja; Carlos Del Carpio
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book uses newly collected data with nearly 2000 observations across Africa and Latin America of SME owner/operators to examine if psychometric tools can distinguish the good ones from the bad ones. This book fully describes the development problem and how psychometric tools can help solve it. Moreover, it presents and develops the unique statisticalmethodologies to deploy psychometric tools for credit  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Klinger, Bailey.
Enterprising Psychometrics and Poverty Reduction.
Dordrecht : Springer, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bailey Klinger; Asim Ijaz Khwaja; Carlos Del Carpio
ISBN: 9781461472278 146147227X
OCLC Number: 854975589
Description: 1 online resource (80 pages)
Contents: Foreword: Innovations in Poverty Reduction; This Series; This Brief; Quo Vadis?; Acknowledgments; Contents; Chapter 1: The Development Problem; Are Banks Doing Their Job?; Returns to Capital Among Small Businesses; Why Don't Banks Lend More?; Why Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprise Lending is Different; A Day in the Life of the Lender; A Day in the Life of the Borrower; Towards a Solution: Evaluate the Individual; Chapter 2: A Psychology-Enabled Solution to Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprise Finance; Psychometric Tools for Employment Selection; Psychometric Studies of Entrepreneurship. PersonalityIntelligence; Integrity; Chapter 3: Methodology; Empirical Strategy: Design Overview; Sample; Outcome Measures; Procedure; Chapter 4: Results and Discussion; Identifying the Best Entrepreneurs: Regression Analysis; Overall Predictive Power; Country-Level Comparison; Overcoming Over-fitting in Small Sample Sizes; An Innovative Approach; Chapter 5: Conclusion; Implications for Practice: The Entrepreneurial Finance Lab; Implications for Future Research; References; Appendices; Appendix 1 Detailed Bayesian Specification; Appendix 2.

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This book uses newly collected data with nearly 2000 observations across Africa and Latin America of SME owner/operators to examine if psychometric tools can distinguish the good ones from the bad ones. This book fully describes the development problem and how psychometric tools can help solve it. Moreover, it presents and develops the unique statisticalmethodologies to deploy psychometric tools for credit screening. This will be the single complete publication of the work to date by the entrepreneurial finance lab, created by Klinger & Khwaja. This work started as a research project at Harvar.

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