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Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

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Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

The Global Scope of Business Creation

9781802206739 Edward Elgar Publishing
Paul D. Reynolds, Honorary Professor in Entrepreneurship, Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK and Entrepreneurial Scholar and Researcher for 30 years
Publication Date: April 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80220 673 9 Extent: c 176 pp
Entrepreneurship and Economic Development addresses the importance of business creation, which is endemic in subsistence indigenous cultures, widespread in developing economies, and a critical feature of adaptation in the most advanced economies. The author offers systematic comparisons of six stages of economic development which provide information about the adjustments in the economic and social context affecting participation in business creation, the sectors where activities occur, and the nature of the contributions to economic growth and adaptation.

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Entrepreneurship and Economic Development addresses the importance of business creation, which is endemic in subsistence indigenous cultures, widespread in developing economies, and a critical feature of adaptation in the most advanced economies. The author offers systematic comparisons of six stages of economic development which provide information about the adjustments in the economic and social context affecting participation in business creation, the sectors where activities occur, and the nature of the contributions to economic growth and adaptation.

Implications for public policy varies for countries at different stages of development. The book includes an introduction to harmonized data developed over the past two decades while avoiding technical complexity. Descriptions are based on representative samples of business creation with an emphasis on grassroots business creation in countries during all stages of economic development.

Entrepreneurship, economic development and public policy scholars and faculty as well as policy analysts focusing on economic development will benefit from the breadth of knowledge included in this exploration of business creation.
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