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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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Entrepreneurship, Development, and the Spatial Context Retrospect and Prospect

Entrepreneurship has been a topical issue in the business administration literature, but in the past decade a wave of interest can be observed on the role of entrepreneurship in the economic growth literature. This paper aims to highlight the various contributions to the entrepreneurship literature from the perspective of regional economic development. After a broad overview, particular attention is given to the regional action space of entrepreneurs, including their social and spatial network involvement. The paper concludes with a future research agenda.
Publisher:
UNU-WIDER
Series:
WIDER Research Paper
Volume:
2009/08
Title:
Entrepreneurship, Development, and the Spatial Context Retrospect and Prospect
Authors:
Peter Nijkamp
Publication date:
February 2009
ISSN Web:
1810-2611
ISBN 13 Web:
9789292301774
Copyright holder:
© UNU-WIDER
Copyright year:
2009
Keywords:
entrepreneurship, regional growth, action space, networks, SME, virtual organization, innovation
JEL:
L26, R11, O31
Project:
Promoting Entrepreneurial Capacity
Sponsor:
UNU-WIDER gratefully acknowledges the financial contribution to the project by the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and the financial contributions to the research programme by the governments of Denmark (Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Finland (Ministry for Foreign Affairs), Norway (Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Sweden (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency—Sida) and the United Kingdom (Department for International Development).
Format:
online

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