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Entrepreneurship and regional development policies

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Many national, regional or local agencies have created policies to directly support entrepreneurs so as to increase the number of businesses or aid the competitiveness and expansion of existing small firms both generally. This paper considers what is meant by the term entrepreneurship and the implications of these meanings for different policies to promote entrepreneurship. These include predominantly macro-level policies such as economic stability, taxation and regulations, together with regional and local policies focusing upon advice, training, finance, technology transfer, markets access, physical infrastructure and the characteristics of the locality.

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  • McQuaid, Ronald W., 2002. "Entrepreneurship and regional development policies," ERSA conference papers ersa02p187, European Regional Science Association.
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    1. Ronald W. McQuaid, 1998. "The role of partnerships in regional and urban development at the turn of the century," ERSA conference papers ersa98p121, European Regional Science Association.
    2. Joanna Tyrowicz & Joanna Nestorowicz, 2010. "Cynicism Starts Young: Age and Entrepreneurship over Transition," Working Papers 2010-02, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw.
    3. Pedro Moyano & Beatriz Fariña & Guillermo Aleixandre & Olga Ogando, 2005. "Enterprise creation at a local scale - determining factors in the case of municipalities in Castilla y León," ERSA conference papers ersa05p516, European Regional Science Association.
    4. Watts, H Douglas & Wood, Andy & Wardle, Perry, 2002. "Supplier search in industrial clusters: Sheffield metal working in the 1990s," ERSA conference papers ersa02p098, European Regional Science Association.

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