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Title:The interplay of human and social capital in entrepreneurship in developing countries: The case of Uganda PDF Logo
Authors:Rooks, Gerrit
Szirmai, Adam
Sserwanga, Arthur
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:Research paper / UNU-WIDER 2009.09
Abstract:This paper discusses the characteristics and determinants of entrepreneurial behaviour in Uganda. It is based on a recent survey of urban and rural entrepreneurs, executed in May 2008. The main dependent variables are business success, gestation activities and innovative performance. The paper focuses in particular on the interplay of human and social capital in determining entrepreneurial performance. A prominent question in the literature is whether human capital and social capital act as complements or substitutes in furthering entrepreneurial dynamism. We find that Ugandan enterprises are predominantly very small and not very dynamic. Most enterprises are young, with little or no growth of employment since start-up. Only a very small subset of sample entrepreneurs could be classified as entrepreneur in the dynamic Schumpeterian sense.
Subjects:social capital
human capital
entrepreneurship
developing countries
JEL:D85
L26
L25
O31
ISBN:978-92-9230-178-1
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Research Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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