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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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  • Paul Robson & Helen Haugh & Bernard Obeng, 2009. "Entrepreneurship and innovation in Ghana: enterprising Africa," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 32(3), pages 331-350, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:sbusec:v:32:y:2009:i:3:p:331-350
    DOI: 10.1007/s11187-008-9121-2
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    Keywords

    Entrepreneurship; Innovation; Ghana; L26;

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    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship

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