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Entrepreneurship and Economic Development: Theory, Evidence and Policy

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  • Naudé, Wim

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    (Maastricht University)

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This paper provides an overview of the state of the art of the intersection of development economics and entrepreneurship. Given the relative 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 the 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.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 7507.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2013
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