Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Development

Hardcover | May 28, 2011

EditorAdam Szirmai, Wim Naude, Micheline Goedhuys

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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 theentrepreneurship-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 ofinnovative 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 ofdifferent 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 hinderinnovation.

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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 theentrepreneurship-innovation-development nexus, d...

Adam Szirmai's research focuses on the measurement and analysis of technological change, productivity and growth in manufacturing in a developing country context. He has been involved in research projects in manufacturing in Indonesia, China, South Korea, Tanzania, Zambia, South Africa and Japan. In 2001, Palgrave Press published his ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:May 28, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Introduction1. Adam Szirmai, Wim Naude, and Micheline Goedhuys: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Development: An OverviewPart II: Determinants and Impacts of Innovative Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries2. David B. Audretsch and Mark Sanders: Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Development3. Alice H. Amsden: Firm Ownership and Entrepreneurship4. Erik Stam and Andre van Stel: Types of Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth5. Jaap Voeten, Job de Haan and Gerard de Groot: Can Small Firms Innovate? The Case of Clusters of Small Producers in Northern Vietnam6. Mulu Gebreeyesus: Innovation and Microenterprise Growth in Ethiopia7. Elif Bascavusoglu-Moreau: Entrepreneurship and the National System of Innovation: What is Missing in Turkey?Part III: Institutions, Policies, and Incentives for Innovation8. Otto Toivanen: Innovation Policy, Entrepreneurship, and Development: A Finnish View9. Sunil Mani: Promoting Knowledge-intensive Entrepreneurship in India10. I. Semih Akcomak: Incubators as Tool for Entrepreneurship Promotion in Developing Countries11. Suma Athreye: Overcoming Adversity in Entrepreneurship-led Growth. Evidence from the Indian Software Sector