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Entrepreneurship and ICT Industries: Support from Regional and Local Policies

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  • Ronald Mcquaid

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Many national, regional or local policies have been developed to support entrepreneurship both generally and in specific industries related to information and communication technology (ICT). Five perspectives on the meaning of entrepreneurship are considered, as: a function in the economy (with a three-stage model); a new business start-up; an owner-manager of a small business; a set of personal characteristics; and, a form of behaviour. These perspectives have differing implications for policies to promote entrepreneurship. These policies include: predominantly macro-level policies such as economic stability, taxation and regulations; micro-level policies focusing upon advice, training, finance, technology transfer, markets access, physical infrastructure and the characteristics of the locality; and creating an entrepreneurial culture.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Regional Studies.

Volume (Year): 36 (2002)
Issue (Month): 8 ()
Pages: 909-919

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Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:36:y:2002:i:8:p:909-919

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Keywords: Entrepreneurs; Entrepreneurship; Definitions; Economic; Development; Policy; Information; And; Communication; Technology; Ict;

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Cited by:
  1. Kanothi, R.N., 2009. "The dynamics of entrepreneurship in ICT: case of mobile phones downstream services in Kenya," ISS Working Papers - General Series 18727, International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS), The Hague.
  2. Backman, Mikaela, 2013. "Banks and New Firm Formation," Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation 301, Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies.
  3. Ronald William McQuaid & Colin Lindsay, 2003. "Delivering Job Search Services for Unemployed People in Rural Areas: the Role of ICT," ERSA conference papers ersa03p94, European Regional Science Association.
  4. M. Zolin & Adriano Rasi Caldogno, 2012. "Beyond the European Rural Areas: the Need for Strategic Approaches," Transition Studies Review, Springer, vol. 18(3), pages 613-629, March.

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