Research and Publications

AIM Working Paper Series

Business and Development Research, otherwise known as the AIM Working Paper Series, disseminates work-in-progress research papers to encourage the exchange of ideas about business and development issues. The views expressed in the papers are the views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Institute or its affiliated Centers. E-copies of the Working Papers are available for personal and non-commercial use.


Decomposing the Public-Private Wage Gap for Nurses in the Philippines

No. 14-001
Jamil Paolo S. Francisco, PhD
Federico M. Macaranas, PhD

The 2013 Philippine Mid-Term Election: An Empirical Analysis of Dynasties, Vote Buying and the Correlates of Senate Votes

No. 14-002
Ronald U. Mendoza, PhD
Tristan A. Canare
Mario Antonio G. Lopez
David Barua Yap II, MA

Location choice and spatial externalities among MSMEs in the Philippines

No. 14-003
Michael R.M. Abrigo
Kris A. Francisco

Why do Asian firms say that their governments are corrupt: Assessing the impact of firm-level characteristics on corruption perceptions

No. 14-004
Roberto Martin N. Galang
Rouselle F. Lavado
Gabriel Angelo B. Domingo

Corporate Political Activities and Firm Growth in Emerging Economies

No. 14-005M
Jiangyong Lu
Seong-jin Choi

Informal Self-Employment in Kazakhstan

No. 14-006
Altay Mussurov
G. Reza Arabsheibani

Monetary and Fiscal Policy Regimes and Firm Innovation in Transition Economies and the Residual Factors Explaining the Gap in Firm Innovation in Central Asian Economies

No. 14-007
Zafar Nazarov
Alisher Akhmedjonov

Institutional factors create additional glass ceilings: Evidence from female-owned South Asian SMEs' access to external financing

No. 14-008
Nirosha Wellalage
Geeta Dupati
Fitriya Fauzi

Does Immigration Promote Innovation in Developing Countries? Evidence from Thai Manufacturers

No. 14-009
Piriya Pholphirul
Pungpond Rukumnuaykit

Barriers to Growth among Informal Sector Enterprises in India

No. 14-010
Subash Sasidharan
Rajesh Raj S N

Manufacturing Firm Survival and Growth in Vietnam: Explaining Vietnam's 'Missing' SMEs

No. 14-011
Trung Dang Le
Paul Shaffer

Small and Medium Enterprises under the Global Economic Crisis: Evidence from Indonesia

No. 14-012
Gaku Funabashi

Resilience of Firms to Economic and Climate Shocks: Initial Insights from Philippine SMEs

No. 14-013
Jamil Paolo S. Francisco, PhD
Ailyn S. Lau
Ronald U. Mendoza, PhD

Assessing the Potential Success of the People’s Initiative on an Anti-Political Dynasty Act: Data from the Top Five Most Dynastic Philippine Provinces

No. 14-014
Ronald U. Mendoza, PhD
Jan Fredrick P. Cruz
David B. Yap II, MA

Promoting High, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth during the ‘New Normal’

No. 14-015
Ronald U. Mendoza, PhD
Jean Rebecca D. Labios
Monica Isabel M. Melchor

Do standardized tests predict graduate school performance?

No. 14-016
Ronald U. Mendoza, PhD

Opportunities and Challenges in the Philippine Health Sector

No. 14-017
Ronald U. Mendoza, PhD
Victor A. de Lara

An Analysis of Philippine Income Tax Reforms

No. 14-018
Enrico V. Gloria
Ronald U. Mendoza, PhD
Ser Percival K. Peña-Reyes

Political Party Switching: It's More Fun in the Philippines

No. 14-019
Ronald U. Mendoza, PhD
Jan Fredrick P. Cruz
David B. Yap II, MA

Recasting the Bureau of Customs as a Developmental Agency

No. 14-020
Ronald U. Mendoza, PhD
Enrico V. Gloria
Ser Percival K. Peña-Reyes

Filipinos and Indonesians’ shame: Towards integrity and soundness in organizational performance

No. 14-021

Maria Veronica G. Caparas,PhD

Yanki Hartijasti, PhD

Can SMEs Survive Climate Change? Eva Marie Arts and Crafts versus Typhoon Yolanda

No. 14-022
Maryjo Castillejos
Ailyn S. Lau
Ronald U. Mendoza, PhD


Education Choices and Migration Prospects among Youth in the Philippines

No. 13-001
Ronald U. Mendoza, PhD
David Barua Yap II, MA
Gladys M. Navarro

Asian Public-Private Partnerships: An Overview of Trends and Innovations

No. 13-002
Manuel J. De Vera
Philamer C. Torio
Michael O. Timbang
Charles Irvin S. Siriban

Revenue Sharing in Mining: Insights from the Philippine Case

No. 13-003
Ronald U. Mendoza, PhD
Tristan A. Canare

When the Global Downturn hits the Youth Bulge: Challenges and Opportunities for (Female) Youth Employment and Social Advancement

No. 13-004
Ronald U. Mendoza, PhD
Maria Koramecki
Sheila Murthy

Strategies to Promote Stronger Technology Spillovers from Trade and Investments: Tapping Production Networks, Promoting Services and Linking SMEs

No. 13-005
Ronald U. Mendoza, PhD
Ailyn Lau

The Impact of FDI on Child Labor Insights from an Empirical Analysis of Sectoral FDI Data and Case Studies

No. 13-006
Ronald U. Mendoza, PhD
Nadia K. Doytch, PhD
Nina Thelen

Social Innovation: Business Invention and Social Solutions

No. 13-007
Maria Elena B. Herrera, FASP, PhD
Maria Cristina I. Alarilla

Developing an Integrated BOP Engagement Strategy

No. 13-008
Maria Elena B. Herrera, FASP, PhD
Maria Cristina I. Alarilla

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Initiatives among Asian Multinationals: A Cross-Country Analysis

No. 13-009
Victoria S. Licuanan
James P. Neelankavil, PhD
Kaushik Sengupta, PhD

Personality Type Preferences of Asian Managers: A Cross-Country Analysis Using the MBTI Instrument

No. 13-010
Ricardo A. Lim, PhD
Gloria M. De Guzman, PhD
James P. Neelankavil, PhD
Boonghee Yoo, PhD

The Evolution of Development Concerns in Public Sector Projects: From Simplicity to Complexity with what Impacts?

No. 13-011
Nihal Amerasinghe, PhD
Brenda B. Furagganan

Re-engineering Philippine Health Care: Can We Afford to Muddle Along?

No. 13-012
Kenneth Hartigan-Go, MD

Corporate Social Responsibility Frameworks

No. 13-013
Francisco L. Roman, DBA
Marie Kristin C. De Jesus
Joan Kristine E. Chua

Opportunities and Challenges in Managing Protected Areas of the Philippines

No. 13-014
Benjamin C. Bagadion, PhD
Ma. Edna A. Soriano

Best Practices in CSR: German Firms in the Philippines and Thailand-based Companies

No. 13-015
Francisco L. Roman, DBA
Joan Kristine E. Chua

Corruption and the Local Business Environment: Insights from SMEs in 29 Philippine Cities

No. 13-016
Ronald U. Mendoza, PhD
Joel E. Bancolita

Including Homeless Families and Children in the Social Protection System: A Brief Review of International Experience and Data on a Philippine Pilot Program

No. 13-018
Ronald U. Mendoza, PhD
David Barua Yap II, MA
Mari Chrys R. Pablo

Will Access to Information on Political Dynasties Alter Voting Behavior? Evidence from a Philippine Youth Voting Experiment

No. 13-019
Tristan A. Canare
Ronald U. Mendoza, PhD
Gladys M. Navarro

Regional Public Goods in the Blue Economy: Lessons from 14 Cases of International Cooperation

No. 13-020
Ronald U. Mendoza, PhD
Charles Irvin S. Siriban

A Framework to Promote Good Governance in Healthcare

No. 13-021
Kenneth Y. Hartigan-Go, MD
Marian Theresia Valera
Mary Kris N. Visperas

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the Philippines: What We Know and What We Don't Know

No. 13-022
Steve Z. Almeda
Ivyrose Baysic-Pobre

The Partnership between Government and the IT-BPO Industry in their Quest for Inclusive Growth in the Philippines

No. 13-023
Robert S. Keitel, PhD
Melissa Dorothy D. Ledesma

Transforming Protected Areas Into Effective And Sustainable Ecotourism Destinations: Lessons From The Ground

No. 13-024
Benjamin C. Bagadion, PhD
Nerissa D. Del Fierro-Juan, MS, MA

Does Mining FDI Crowd In or Crowd Out Other Investments? A Cross–Country Investigation of FDI Intersectoral Linkages

No. 13-025
Ronald U. Mendoza, PhD
Charles Irvin S. Siriban
Nadia K. Doytch, PhD

Grease or Sand in the Wheels of Commerce? Firm-level Evidence on Corruption and SMEs

No. 13-026
Ronald U. Mendoza, PhD
Ricardo A. Lim, PhD
Anne Beline Ong Lopez

Governance and Market Failures in Mining: Lessons from the Marcopper Mine Disaster in Marinduque, Philippines

No. 13-027
Ronald U. Mendoza, PhD
Tristan A. Canare
John G. Lindon

Arrested Development? An Empirical Analysis of Education Choices and Migration Intentions

No. 13-028
Ronald U. Mendoza, PhD
David Barua Yap II, MA
Charles Irvin S. Siriban
Ma. Beatrice Anne D. Tanjangco

Co-construction of Experiences During Co-creation: A Conceptual Framework and A Research Agenda

No. 13-029
Anand Agrawal, PhD


Balancing Industrial Concentration and Competition for Economic Development in Asia

No. 12 - 008
Ronald U. Mendoza, PhD
Lai-Lynn Angelica B. Barcenas
Padmini Mahurkar

Devil's Excrement or Manna from Heaven? A Survey of Strategies in Natural Resource Wealth Management

No. 12-004
Ronald U. Mendoza, PhD
Harold J. McArthur Jr. PhD
Anne Beline C. Lopez

Foreign Direct Investment in Asia: Lessons of Experience

No. 12-003
Nihal Amerasinghe, PhD
Justin Modesto III, MA

Public Spending during Growth Accelerations and Decelerations: Exploring the Interaction of the Business Cycle and Control of Corruption

Ronald U. Mendoza, PhD
Nadia Doytch, PhD
Joshua Greenstein

An Empirical Analysis of Political Dynasties in the 15th Philippine Congress

Ronald U. Mendoza, PhD
Edsel L. Beja, Jr., PhD
David Barua Yap II, MA
Victor S. Venida, PhD


Enabling Change in Malaysia: Leadership, Commitment to Change, and the Mediating Role of Change Readiness

Horacio M. Borromeo,PhD
S. Santhidran, PhD
V.G.R. Chandran, PhD

Findings for Future Research on Asian Family Corporations

Francisco L. Roman, DBA

Overview of Health Sector Reform in the Philippines and Possible Opportunities For Public- Private Partnerships

Maria Elena B. Herrera, FASP, PhD
Francisco L. Roman, DBA
Maria Cristina I. Alarilla


The Permeability of HR Roles

Gloria M. de Guzman, PhD
Ricardo A. Lim, PhD
Daisy T. Briones

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