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Entrepreneurship and economic development: Theory, evidence and policy

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  • Naudé, Wim

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    (UNU-MERIT/MGSoG, Maastricht University, and Maastricht School of Management)

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This paper provides an overview of the state of the art of the intersection of development and entrepreneurship. Given the 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 that 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 United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) in its series MERIT Working Papers with number 027.

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Date of creation: 2012
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Handle: RePEc:unm:unumer:2012027

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Keywords: Entrepreneurship; development; small business; private sector development;

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