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A teenager wears torn rubber boots in a muddy local market in Bac Ha, Viet Nam. As of 2005 figures, half the world population—more than 3 billion people–is estimated to live on less than USD 2.50 a day. Bac Ha, Viet Nam. UN Photo/Kibae Park.

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries

How does innovation impact on development? How, and under what conditions, do entrepreneurs in developing countries innovate? And what can be done to support innovation by entrepreneurs in developing countries? This policy brief addresses these questions and explains the relationship between entrepreneurship, innovation and development. Policy lessons are drawn from historical, cross-country and individual country experiences.
Publisher:
United Nations University
Series:
UNU Policy Brief
Volume:
01/2011
Title:
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries
Authors:
Wim Naudé, Adam Szirmai and Micheline Goedhuys
Publication date:
May 2011
ISSN Web:
1814-8026
ISBN 13 Print:
978-92-808-3093-4
Copyright holder:
© UNU
Copyright year:
2011
Project:
Promoting Entrepreneurial Capacity
Sponsor:
UNU-WIDER acknowledges the financial contributions to the research programme by the governments of Denmark (Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Finland (Ministry for Foreign Affairs), Sweden (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency—Sida) and the United Kingdom (Department for International Development).
Format:
online and printed copies
 
Licensed under the Creative Commons Deed "Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5"

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