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Entrepreneurship and economic development: Theory, evidence and policy

Wim Naudé

No 2012-027, MERIT Working Papers from United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT)

Abstract: This paper provides an overview of the state of the art of the intersection of development and entrepreneurship. Given the neglect of entrepreneurship by development scholars it deals with (i) recent theoretical insights from the intersection of entrepreneurship and development studies; (ii) the empirical evidence on that relationship between entrepreneurship and development; and (iii) fresh insights for entrepreneurship policy for development that emerges from recent advanced in this area, including female entrepreneurship in developing countries.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship; development; small business; private sector development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: M13 O10 O17 O40 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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