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Entrepreneurship and innovation in Ghana: enterprising Africa

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  • Paul Robson

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  • Helen Haugh
  • Bernard Obeng

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Small Business Economics.

    Volume (Year): 32 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 3 (March)
    Pages: 331-350

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:sbusec:v:32:y:2009:i:3:p:331-350

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    1. Jean-Michel Sahut & Marta Peris-Ortiz, 2014. "Small business, innovation, and entrepreneurship," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 42(4), pages 663-668, April.
    2. Kiss, Andreea N. & Danis, Wade M. & Cavusgil, S. Tamer, 2012. "International entrepreneurship research in emerging economies: A critical review and research agenda," Journal of Business Venturing, Elsevier, vol. 27(2), pages 266-290.
    3. Indujeeva Peiris & Michèle Akoorie & Paresha Sinha, 2012. "International entrepreneurship: A critical analysis of studies in the past two decades and future directions for research," Journal of International Entrepreneurship, Springer, vol. 10(4), pages 279-324, December.
    4. Paolo Falco & Luke Haywood, 2013. "Entrepreneurship versus Joblessness: Explaining the Rise in Self-Employment," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 1334, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.

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