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Policy Brief
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?...

Business enterprises Economic development Entrepreneurship
Book
Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Development

Entrepreneurship and innovation are two of the most pervasive concepts of our times, yet there are still gaps in our understanding of the interactions between entrepreneurship and innovation, particularly in developing countries...

Business enterprises Economic development Entrepreneurship
Blog
A Commentary on Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (ed. Wim Naudé)
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Robert J. Strom Interest in the study of entrepreneurship has flourished among scholars in recent years. This research has brought to light, among other things, the important role of entrepreneurship and innovation in economic growth...

Economic policy (Business enterprises) Business enterprises Economic development
Blog
The Entrepreneurship-Innovation Nexus in Development

Wim Naudé and Adam Szirmai Nobody can be left in any doubt as to the importance of innovation for prosperity on reading [i] that ‘People living in the first decade of the twentieth century did not know modern dental and medical equipment...

Business enterprises Economic development Entrepreneurship
Journal Article
Does Gender Influence the Provision of Fringe Benefits? Evidence From Vietnamese SMEs

This contribution studies the provision of fringe benefits using a unique survey of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Vietnam...

Business enterprises Labour contracts Small business
Book Chapter
Human and Social Capital in Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries

From the book: Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

Business enterprises Business networks Economic development
Book
Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

Promoting private sector development and entrepreneurship in particular, has become a defining feature of development policy in recent years...

Business enterprises Economic policy (Business enterprises) Economic development
Book Chapter
The Impact of the Business Environment on the Business Creation Process

From the book: Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

Business Business enterprises Economic policy (Business enterprises)
Journal Article
High-Growth Entrepreneurial Firms in Africa: A Quantile Regression Approach

Part of Journal Special Issue Entrepreneurship, Developing Countries and Development Economics

Business enterprises Manufacturing industries
Journal Article
Informal Firms in Developing Countries: Entrepreneurial Stepping Stone or Consolation Prize?

Part of Journal Special Issue Entrepreneurship, Developing Countries and Development Economics

Business enterprises Entrepreneurship Informal sector
Working Paper
When to Start a New Firm?: Modelling the Timing of Novice and Serial Entrepreneurs

The success of new start-up firms often depends on timing. It is valuable for the potential entrepreneur to wait for the right moment before starting a new firm...

Business enterprises Choice Mathematical models (Decision making)
Working Paper
Informal Firms in Developing Countries: Entrepreneurial Stepping Stone or Consolation Prize?

We analyse potential dynamic benefits for a firm from having the option of adopting informal status. Informality may be a stepping stone, without which formality might never be achieved...

Business enterprises Entrepreneurship Informal sector
Working Paper
High-Growth Entrepreneurial Firms in Africa: A Quantile Regression Approach

This paper studies the growth performance of a large set of entrepreneurial firms in ten manufacturing sectors of eleven Sub-Saharan African countries...

Business enterprises Economic growth Entrepreneurship
Working Paper
Interplay of Human and Social Capital in Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries: The Case of Uganda

This paper discusses the characteristics and determinants of entrepreneurial behaviour in Uganda. It is based on a recent survey of urban and rural entrepreneurs, executed in May 2008...

Business enterprises Business networks Economic development
Working Paper
Linkages, Access to Finance and the Performance of Small-Scale Enterprises in Kenya

Micro- and small-scale enterprises (MSEs) have become important players in the Kenyan economy, but at the same time they continue to face constraints that limit their development...

Business enterprises Business networks Corporate finance
Working Paper
Source of Finance, Growth and Firm Size – Evidence from China

Using a comprehensive firm-level dataset spanning the period 1998-2005, this paper provides a thorough investigation of the relationship between firm size, total factor productivity growth and financial structure in China, controlling for the endogen...

Business enterprises Economic development Finance
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