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Entrepreneurship as a solution to poverty

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  • Bruton, Garry D.
  • Ketchen, David J.
  • Ireland, R. Duane
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    Individuals living in poverty remain a critical issue. This special issue focuses on how entrepreneurship can help to solve such poverty. Rather than viewing those in poverty as a market for goods, the solution lies in understanding how to help those living in poverty create their own businesses. Ultimately, entrepreneurship among those in poverty will create a long lasting solution to their poverty. Herein, we initially examine the extant knowledge about entrepreneurship. We then examine where future research on this important topic should move. Finally, we introduce the five articles that make up this special issue. These five articles came from the initial 71 submissions and enhance our knowledge about entrepreneurship as a pathway to reducing poverty.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Business Venturing.

    Volume (Year): 28 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 6 ()
    Pages: 683-689

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jbvent:v:28:y:2013:i:6:p:683-689

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    Keywords: Poverty; Emerging markets; Entrepreneurship;

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