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Title Entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic development / edited by Adam Szirmai, Wim Naudé, Micheline Goedhuys
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011


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Description xix, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series WIDER studies in development economics
Studies in development economics.
Contents Part I Introduction 1. Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Development: An Overview, Adam Szirmai, Wim Naude, and Micheline Goedhuys Part II Determinants and Impacts of Innovative Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries 2. Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Development, David B. Audretsch and Mark Sanders 3. Firm Ownership and Entrepreneurship, Alice H. Amsden 4. Types of Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth, Erik Stam and Andre van Stel 5. Can Small Firms Innovate? The Case of Clusters of Small Producers in Northern Vietnam, Jaap Voeten, Job de Haan and Gerard de Groot 6. Innovation and Microenterprise Growth in Ethiopia, Mulu Gebreeyesus 7. Entrepreneurship and the National System of Innovation: What is Missing in Turkey?, Elif Bascavusoglu-Moreau Part III Institutions, Policies, and Incentives for Innovation 8. Innovation Policy, Entrepreneurship, and Development: A Finnish View, Otto Toivanen 9. Promoting Knowledge-intensive Entrepreneurship in India, Sunil Mani 10. Incubators as Tool for Entrepreneurship Promotion in Developing Countries, I. Semih Akcomak 11. Overcoming Adversity in Entrepreneurship-led Growth. Evidence from the Indian Software Sector, Suma Athreye
Summary 'Entrepreneurship and innovation are two of the most pervasive concepts of our times, yet there are still gaps in our understanding of the interactions between entrepreneurship and innovation, particularly in developing countries. This book is an attempt to fill this gap. It focuses on the entrepreneurship-innovation-development nexus, drawing heavily on empirical evidence from developing countries. Cross-country and individual country experiences cover nations as diverse as Ethiopia, India, Turkey, Vietnam, and also examine lessons from advanced economies such as Finland. Three sets of questions are addressed. What is the impact of entrepreneurship and innovation on growth and development? What determines the innovative performance of entrepreneurs in developing countries? What role does the institutional environment play in shaping the extent and impact of innovative activities? A key message is that entrepreneurial innovation, whether through small firms, large national firms, or multinational firms, is often vibrant in developing countries, but does not always realise its full potential. This is due to institutional constraints, the absence of the appropriate mix of different types of small and large and domestic and foreign firms, and insufficiently developed firm capabilities. The contributions provide a better understanding of the determinants and impacts of innovation in developing countries and the policies and institutions that support or hinder innovation.' (Publisher)
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Economic development -- Developing countries.
Entrepreneurship -- Developing countries.
Technological innovations -- Economic aspects -- Developing countries.
Developing countries -- Economic conditions.
Author Goedhuys, Micheline.
Naudé, Wim A.
Szirmai, Adam, 1946-
Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology.
World Institute for Development Economics Research.
LC no. 2011929423
ISBN 0199596514 (hbk.)
9780199596515 (hbk.)
Other Titles Oxford Scholarship Online Economics and Finance