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Promoting private sector development and entrepreneurship in particular, has become a defining feature of development policy in recent years. At a time when global development is being jeopardized by man-made and natural disasters, including financial crises and climate change, the need to integrate socially beneficial innovation and the pursuit of profit with the role of state and non-state actors, is becoming more urgent than ever.

This volume brings together internationally leading scholars to explore the nature of economic development and its relationship with the various concepts of entrepreneurship. It identifies the concerns and issues in measuring the impact of entrepreneurship, evaluates and presents empirical evidence on the role of entrepreneurship and economic development, and dissects the evolving relationship between the state and entrepreneurs. The chapters emphasise the importance of institutions for understanding how entrepreneurs can play their innovative, Schumpeterian role to the greatest benefit to society, and that such institutional-entrepreneurial interactions – even beyond the traditional theatre of the nation state and the national economy – remains a major challenge.

This book is indispensable reading for all interested in development economics, entrepreneurship and business management.


Description

Promoting private sector development and entrepreneurship in particular, has become a defining feature of development policy in recent years. At a time when global development is being jeopardized by man-made and natural disasters, including financial crises and climate change, the need to integrate socially beneficial innovation and the pursuit of profit with the role of state and non-state actors, is becoming more urgent than ever.

This volume brings together internationally leading scholars to explore the nature of economic development and its relationship with the various concepts of entrepreneurship. It identifies the concerns and issues in measuring the impact of entrepreneurship, evaluates and presents empirical evidence on the role of entrepreneurship and economic development, and dissects the evolving relationship between the state and entrepreneurs. The chapters emphasise the importance of institutions for understanding how entrepreneurs can play their innovative, Schumpeterian role to the greatest benefit to society, and that such institutional-entrepreneurial interactions – even beyond the traditional theatre of the nation state and the national economy – remains a major challenge.

This book is indispensable reading for all interested in development economics, entrepreneurship and business management.


Contents


PART I: INTRODUCTION
Entrepreneurship and Economic Development: An Introduction; W.Naudé
Innovative Enterprise and Economic Development; W.Lazonick
PART II: MEASURING ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
Designing Composite Entrepreneurship Indicators; D.Avanzini
Measuring Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries; S.Desai
The Impact of the Business Environment on the Business Creation Process; L.Klapper, J.Manuel Quesada & A.Lewin
Measuring the Business Environment for Entrepreneurship in Fragile States; C.Guglielmetti
PART III: POLICIES, INSTITUTIONS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
From the Managed to the Entrepreneurial Economy: Considerations for Developing and Emerging Economies; R.Thurik
The Impact of Institutions on Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries; J.Ernesto Amorós
Policy and Institutional Reform and Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries; M.Baliamoune-Lutz
Human and Social Capital in Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries; G.Rooks, A.Szirmai & A.Sserwanga
PART IV: ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND THE STATE
Is Pro-active Government Support Needed for Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries?; W.Naudé
Entrepreneurship and the Developmental State; W.Lazonick
Entrepreneurship, Development and the Spatial Context: Retrospect and Prospects; P.Nijkamp
Non-state Sovereign Entrepreneurs and Non-territorial Sovereign Organizations; J.Brauer & R.Haywood
PART V: CONCLUSION
Entrepreneurship and Economic Development: Policy Design; W.Naudé



Authors

WIM NAUDÉ is Senior Research Fellow and Project Director at UNU-WIDER. He previously held positions at the University of North West (South Africa) and the University of Oxford. He served on the Council of Statistics South Africa and the International Council for Small Businesses, and has been Senior Associate Member at St. Antony's College, Oxford, UK. His research focuses on the relationship between entrepreneurial economics and global development challenges.