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Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries

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  • Zoltan Acs

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    (George Mason University)

  • Nicola Virgill

    (George Mason University)

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This paper reviews the literature on economic development from import substitution to export promotion. It then examines the literature on entrepreneurship and economic development creating a framework for promoting development through demonstration effects, knowledge and information externalities and network externalities. It finished with an examination of public policies.

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Paper provided by Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Max-Planck-Institute of Economics in its series Jena Economic Research Papers with number 2009-023.

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Date of creation: 25 Mar 2009
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Handle: RePEc:jrp:jrpwrp:2009-023

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Keywords: Development; export substitution; export promotion; public policy;

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  1. Jolanda Hessels & André Stel, 2011. "Entrepreneurship, export orientation, and economic growth," Small Business Economics, Springer, Springer, vol. 37(2), pages 255-268, September.
  2. Marco Vivarelli, 2013. "Is entrepreneurship necessarily good? Microeconomic evidence from developed and developing countries," Industrial and Corporate Change, Oxford University Press, vol. 22(6), pages 1453-1495, December.

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