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UNU-WIDER Promoting Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries: Policy Challenges

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Promoting Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries: Policy Challenges

This policy brief provides some fresh perspectives on the relationship between entrepreneurship and development, and considers policy design issues. It reports on the UNU-WIDER two-year research project 'Promoting Entrepreneurial Capacity', which aimed to understand whether and how entrepreneurship matters for development, how it could derail development, how entrepreneurs function in high growth as well as in conflict environments, and how female entrepreneurship differs across countries at various stages of development.
Publisher:
UNU-WIDER
Series:
UNU Policy Brief
Volume:
04/2010
Title:
Promoting Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries: Policy Challenges
Authors:
Wim Naudé
Publication date:
April 2010
ISSN Web:
1814-8026
ISBN 13 Print:
978-92-808-3083-5
Copyright holder:
© UNU
Copyright year:
2010
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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