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Seminar “High-Growth Firms: Facts, Fiction, and Policy Options for Emerging Economies”

April 1, 2019

Tokyo, Japan

This seminar has been canceled due to urgent changes of the speaker’s schedule.  We will reschedule and notify on our website.  We apologies for inconvenience.

Co-organized by World Bank Group and JICA Research Institute

  • High-growth firms in emerging economies account for more than 50% of all new jobs and sales despite making up less than 20% of all firms in manufacturing and services. These firms create a domino effect on others through increased demand and/or offering improved access to inputs.

    A new World Bank Group report, “High-Growth Firms: Facts, Fiction, and Policy Options for Emerging Economies”  acknowledges that the extraordinary capabilities of high-growth firms have attracted the interest of policy makers who are keen to figure out how to encourage the establishment of more of these high-performing firms to boost economic performance. The report is based on a detailed analysis of firm dynamics in Brazil, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, and Turkey.

    At this seminar, Denis Medvedev, the report’s co-author and Practice Manager, Firm Capabilities and Innovation, Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation in the World Bank, will introduce the main findings.

    Program

    Opening Remarks

    Izumi Ohno
    Director, JICA Research Institute (Moderator)

    Keynote Speech

    Denis Medvedev
    Practice Manager, Firm Capabilities and Innovation, Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation, World Bank  

    Comments

    Tesushi Sonobe
    Vice President and Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

    Ryosuke Nakata
    Chief Economist, JICA

     

Event Details

  • DATE/TIME: Monday, April 1, 2019, 4:30pm-6:00pm
  • Venue: JICA Research Institute, 10-5 Ichigaya Honmuracho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Please refer "ACCESS" in RELATED below)
  • LANGUAGE: English and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
  • CONTACT: Koichi Omori, World Bank Tokyo Office TEL: 03-3597-6650
  • komori@worldbankgroup.org