Journal Special Issue
Small Business, Entrepreneurship, and Violent Conflict in Developing Countries

This study surveys the small but growing field of entrepreneurship and conflict in developing countries, which is also the topic of this special issue of the Journal of Small business and Entrepreneurship. We review recent contributions on how mass violent conflict such as civil war affects productive entrepreneurship and we discuss the contributions to this special issue. furthermore, we define entrepreneurship and violent conflict and indicate how they may affect each other. We find that violent conflict has diverse impacts on entrepreneurs, firms and their investment and production processes, and that there are many ways to overcome the legacies of fighting. In fact, the post-war peace dividend—and, more generally, the reconstruction of markets and economies—critically depends on public policies promoting entrepreneurship.

Table of contents
  1. Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Violent Conflict in Developing Countries
    Tilman Brück, Wim Naudé, Philip Verwimp
  2. Entrepreneurship Activity in the Context of Violent Conflict: Business and Organised Violence in Columbia
    Angelika Rettberg, Ralf J. Leiteritz, Carlo Nasi
  3. Foreign Direct Investment and Entrepreneurial Capture in Pre-Conflict Liberia
    Suzanne K. McCoskey
  4. Entrepreneurship and Conflict Reduction in the Post-Genocide Rwandan Coffee Industry
    Jutta M. Tobias, Karol C. Boudreaux
  5. "Wetin We for Do?" Women Entrepreneurs and the Niger Delta Conflict
    Edlyne E. Anugwom
  6. In Violence as in Peace: Violent Conflict and Rural Entrepreneurship in the Philippines
    Michael P. Canares
  7. The Determinants of Entrepreneurship in a Conflict Region: Evidence from the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh
    Jahangir Alam Chowdhury
  8. A Tale of Entrepreneurship in Two Iraqi Cities
    Sameeksha Desai
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