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Graduate Student Research Funding | 2017 - 2018 Academic Year

The Effects of Customized Entrepreneurship Training Programs on Entrepreneurial Ventures in Developing Economies

Research shows that entrepreneurial training programs are unsuccessful in developing countries. The likely suspect is the mismatch between the needs of entrepreneurs in developing countries and training materials usually tailored for entrepreneurs of developed countries. In this two-phase study, first, they will undertake a qualitative fieldwork to understand the entrepreneurship landscape of developing countries, identify the strategies successful entrepreneurs deploy and then design a training program that fits the entrepreneurs in those countries. In the second phase, they plan to do an RCT to assess the efficacy of our training program and the optimal method of delivering the program.

Khonika Gope, Department of Management Science and Engineering

Khonika Gope

Khonika Gope is a PhD student at the Stanford Technology Ventures Program in the department of management science & engineering. Broadly, her research interests focus on strategy and entrepreneurship. Particularly, she is interested in exploring the impact of institutions on entrepreneurship and innovation. Khonika received her BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. She received her MBA from Goizueta Business School, Emory University, as a Fulbright Scholar. Prior to joining Stanford, she worked as a lecturer and assistant professor at University of Dhaka’s Institute of Business Administration, the leading business school in her home country, Bangladesh.

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