Small Business Development in Emerging Economies

Maastricht School of Management

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  • 5 days
  • in person

Maastricht School of Management

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Who should attend

Post-graduate students and faculty staff in the education sector that wish to understand private sector development for their own education program development. The course also targets policy makers in public institutions and managers of CSO’s/NGO’s that work closely with businesses and support their growth. A secondary target group are students that seek a career in the commercial as well as non-profit, private sector.

About the course

In emerging markets, the private sector consists for more than 95% out of Small but Growing Businesses (SGB’s), also referred to as Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSME’s), that operate to a large extent in the informal sector. This is one of the reasons why we know relatively little about them. Yet, MSME’s are the key players in local economic development. What factors have led to their growth and what factors have held them back? To what extent do local MSME’s adhere to ESG (economic, social and governance) standards? This course will touch upon the most important topics related to development of the private sector and provide ample ground for debate and reflection.

Through this program you will get a better understanding of how the private sector in emerging economies can be developed. It will offer some space to reflect upon and discuss past and present development both from an aid perspective as well as through local avenues of private sector development such as micro-finance, impact investments and business development services.

Course objectives

At the end of this course you:

  • Understand the role of the private sector, especially MSME’s, in emerging markets and its significance for economic and social development.
  • Understand the discussion on the ethical, social and ecological boundaries of private sector activity and how MSME’s deal with that.
  • Know how to reflect on the development of local MSME’s, the opportunities and constraints. Gain deeper knowledge of appropriate management systems for MSME’s in emerging markets, including finance, HR, operations and marketing.
  • Understand the relationship between the business and its enabling environment and markets

Course topics

Following topics will be discussed in this course:

  • Entrepreneurship and business start-up
  • Business growth
  • Organizational development and management
  • Local, regional and international markets
  • Enabling environment
  • Business partnership and networks
  • Business ethics

Teaching methods

This program takes a practice-oriented approach. A combination of teaching methods will be used including:

  • Self-study
  • (Guest) lecturers and presentations
  • Case studies
  • Group discussion, exercises and presentation
  • Work visits
  • Literature study/readings

Experts

André Dellevoet

Mr Dellevoet, from The Netherlands, holds a Masters in Law from Maastricht University (the Netherlands) and a Masters Degree in Political Science from Leiden University (the Netherlands). Mr Dellevoet is an expert in private sector development, development finance, corporate social responsibility...

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