Entrepreneurship and Local Economic Development

Entrepreneurship and Local Economic Development

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Entrepreneurship and Local Economic Development delves into the current thinking on local entrepreneurship development programs and evaluates ways in which practitioners can implement successful entrepreneurship practices. The discussion begins with a broad overview of the changing role of entrepreneurship initiatives in local economic development strategies, proceeds to examine major components of these programs, and concludes with important considerations in starting a local entrepreneurship initiative.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 296 pages
  • 157.48 x 228.6 x 27.94mm | 566.99g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0739117122
  • 9780739117125

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction and Overview Chapter 2. Entrepreneurship as Rural Economic Development Policy: A Changing Paradigm Chapter 3. What's Culture Got to Do with It? Strategies for Strengthening and Entrepreneurial Culture Chapter 4. Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth Chapter 5. The Drivers of Regional Entrepreneurship in Rural and Metro Areas Chapter 6. What Makes a Successful Entrepreneur? Chapter 7. Building Communities Through Entrepreneurship Development: Financing Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurial Support Systems Chapter 8. The Difference Makers: Entrepreneurial Young People Chapter 9. Effective Entrepreneurship Education Programs Chapter 10. Economic Development Via Understanding and Growing a Community's Microbusiness Segment Chapter 11. Energizing Entrepreneurs: Lessons from the Field Chapter 12. Transforming Rural Economies through Entrepreneurial Networks: A Case Study Chapter 13. Getting Started in Community-Based Entrepreneurship
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Interest in entrepreneurship has exploded in recent years. Communities are establishing new support systems, financial tools and education programs to promote entrepreneurship. Yet we know very little about the outcomes and impacts of these programs. This excellent book brings together researchers and practitioners to summarize what we know about entrepreneurship programs and to summarize best practices in this field. This book should be useful for researchers, practitioners, and local officials interested in this topic. There is no other source that provides such a broad and useful account of entrepreneurship. -- Gary Paul Green, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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About Norman Walzer

Norman Walzer retired from Western Illinois University as professor of economics and founding director of the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs. He currently is Senior Research Scholar in the Center for Governmental Studies at Northern Illinois University.
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