Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Development: An Overview

Adam Szirmai, Wim Naudé and Micheline Goedhuys

in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Development

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199596515
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729133 | DOI:

Series: WIDER Studies in Development Economics

Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Development: An Overview

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This chapter introduces the book by providing a brief background on what is known about the impact and determinants of innovation and the importance of policy and the institutional environment for fostering innovation. It also provides a summary of the key contributions of the various chapters, pointing out that these provide perspectives on three broad questions pertaining to innovation and entrepreneurship in developing countries: How does innovation impact on development? How, and under what conditions, do entrepreneurs in developing countries innovate? What can be done to support innovation by entrepreneurs in developing countries?

Keywords: innovation; development; Schumpeter; developing countries; entrepreneurs; policy; institutional environment

Chapter.  12316 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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