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dc.contributor.authorNaudé, Wimen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-18en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-26T07:42:48Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-26T07:42:48Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-9230-222-1en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/45166-
dc.description.abstractIt is often claimed that entrepreneurship is indispensable for economic growth and development. These claims are mostly generated by scholars working in the field of entrepreneurship and management studies. In contrast, development economics scholars seem to be less concerned about entrepreneurship in the development process Who is right? I show that the arguments and evidence marshalled so far fails to convincingly show that entrepreneurship is a binding constraint on development in the poorest countries. In development economics institutional weakness, not entrepreneurship, is considered by many to be a more binding constraint on development, especially over the long run. However, recent advances at the interface of entrepreneurship and development economics suggest that unpacking the black box nature of institutions may benefit from incorporating an entrepreneur. Thus, even if entrepreneurship is not a binding constraint on economic development, it may still be worthwhile to study entrepreneurship in development as it may improve our understanding of the real binding constraints.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesResearch paper / UNU-WIDER 2009.45en_US
dc.subject.jelL26en_US
dc.subject.jelO10en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordentrepreneurshipen_US
dc.subject.keyworddevelopmenten_US
dc.subject.keyworddevelopment economicsen_US
dc.subject.keywordinstitutionsen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwEntrepreneurship-Ansatzen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungstheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwVierte Welten_US
dc.titleEntrepreneurship is not a binding constraint on growth and development in the poorest countriesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn616078927en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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