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Enterpreneurship, Economic Growth and What Links Them Together


  • Wennekers, S.
  • Thurik, R.
  • Buis, F.


The objective of this report is to synthesize strands of literature in order to link entrepreneurship to economic growth. This has been done by investigating the relationship between entrepreneurship and economic growth in the following fields: historical views on entrepreneurship, marco-economic growth theory, industrial economics (viz. Porter's competitive advantage of nations), evolutionary economics, history of economic growth; (rise and fall of nations) and the management literature on large corporate and governmental organisations.

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  • Wennekers, S. & Thurik, R. & Buis, F., 1997. "Enterpreneurship, Economic Growth and What Links Them Together," Papers 97-04, NEUHUYS - RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:miklrr:97-04

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    JEL classification:

    • M13 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - New Firms; Startups
    • N10 - Economic History - - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Industrial Structure; Growth; Fluctuations - - - General, International, or Comparative
    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence


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