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dc.contributor.authorGries, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.authorNaudé, Wimen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-16en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-26T07:40:04Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-26T07:40:04Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-9230-112-5en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/45060-
dc.description.abstractA stylized fact of economic development is the structural transformation of countries from traditional, mainly agricultural societies to modern economies dominated by manufacturing and services. In this paper we provide an endogenous growth model to illuminate the role of entrepreneurial start-up firms in structural economic transformation. We follow the Lewis-model's distinction between a traditional and modern sector, and underpin this with micro-foundations. We specify mature and startup entrepreneurs and make a distinction between survivalist self-employment activities in the traditional sector, and opportunity-driven entrepreneurship in the modern sector. The model shows how opportunity-driven entrepreneurship can drive structural transformation through innovation, provision of intermediate inputs and services (which permits greater specialization in manufacturing), and by increasing employment and productivity in both the modern and traditional sectors.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesResearch paper / UNU-WIDER 2008.62en_US
dc.subject.jelM13en_US
dc.subject.jelL26en_US
dc.subject.jelO10en_US
dc.subject.jelO14en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordentrepreneurshipen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic developmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordstructural transformationen_US
dc.subject.keywordstartupsen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwStrukturwandelen_US
dc.subject.stwNeue Wachstumstheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwEntrepreneurship-Ansatzen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmensgründungen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.titleEntrepreneurship and structural economic transformationen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn571445764en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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