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Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

 

 

 

A Commentary on Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (Ed. Wim Naudé)

Robert Strom, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

 

Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

Promoting private sector development and entrepreneurship in particular, has become a defining feature of development policy in recent years. At a time when global development is being jeopardized by man-made and natural disasters, including financial crises and climate change, the need to integrate socially beneficial innovation and the pursuit of profit with the role of state and non-state actors, is becoming more urgent than ever. This volume brings together internationally leading scholars to explore the nature of economic development and its relationship with the various concepts of entrepreneurship. It identifies the concerns and issues in measuring the impact of entrepreneurship, evaluates and presents empirical evidence on the role of entrepreneurship and economic development, and dissects the evolving relationship between the state and entrepreneurs. The chapters emphasise the importance of institutions for understanding how entrepreneurs can play their innovative, Schumpeterian role to the greatest benefit to society, and that such institutional-entrepreneurial interactions – even beyond the traditional theatre of the nation state and the national economy – remains a major challenge.
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Series:
Studies in Development Economics and Policy
Title:
Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
Authors:
Edited by Wim Naudé
Publication date:
January 2011
ISBN 13 Print:
9780230282209
Copyright holder:
© UNU-WIDER
Copyright year:
2011
Keywords:
Entrepreneurship, economic development, small business, private sector development
JEL:
L26, M21, O15, O40
Project:
Promoting Entrepreneurial Capacity
Format:
Hardback