Routledge Handbook of Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies

Routledge Handbook of Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies

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The Routledge Handbook of Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies is a landmark volume that offers a uniquely comprehensive overview of entrepreneurship in developing countries. Addressing the multi-faceted nature of entrepreneurship, chapters explore a vast range of subject areas including education, economic policy, gender and the prevalence and nature of informal sector entrepreneurship.

In order to understand the process of new venture creation in developing economies, what it means to be engaged in entrepreneurship in a developing world context must be addressed. This handbook does so by exploring the difficulties, risks and rewards associated with being an entrepreneur, and evaluates the impacts of the environment, relationships, performance and policy dynamics on small and entrepreneurial firms in developing economies.

The handbook brings together a unique collection of over forty international researchers who are all actively engaged in studying entrepreneurship in a developing world context. The chapters offer concise but detailed perspectives and explanations on key aspects of the subject across a diverse array of developing economies, spanning Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. In doing so, the chapters highlight the heterogeneity of entrepreneurship in developed economies, and contribute to the on-going policy discourses for managing and promoting entrepreneurial growth in the developing world.

The book will be of great interest to scholars, students and policymakers in the areas of development economics, business and management, public policy and development studies.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 576 pages
  • 171 x 248 x 38.1mm | 1,148g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 53 Line drawings, black and white; 90 Tables, black and white; 53 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138849146
  • 9781138849143

Table of contents



Introduction and overview - Colin C Williams and Anjula Gurtoo

Part I Institutional environment of entrepreneurship

The institutional environment of entrepreneurship in developing countries: an introductory overview - Colin C Williams and Anjula Gurtoo

Entrepreneurship, development and economic policy in Haiti - Andres Marroquin

Entrepreneurship and SME development in a least developed country: lessons from Laos - B B Bhasin, Sivakumar Venkataramany, Lee Keng Ng

Mapping entrepreneurial activities and entrepreneurial attitudes in Turkey - Esra Karadeniz and OEzlem OEzdemir

Regulative environment and entrepreneurial activity: insights from Sub-Saharan Africa - EldredeKahiya and Rebecca Kennedy

Nascent enterprises and growth aspirations in a post-conflict environment: The role of social capital - Anna Rebmann, Adnan Efendic, Tomasz Mickiewicz

Planning as a means to innovation in small and medium entrepreneurial firms in India -Neharika Vohra, Safal Batra

The failure of government policies to drive entrepreneurial performance in Croatia - Will Bartlett

Economic aspects of entrepreneurship: the case of Peru - Matthew Bird

Developing an entrepreneurship climate in Indonesia: A case study of batik as a cultural heritage - Vanessa
Part II Entrepreneurs' Motivations

Motivations and determinants of entrepreneurship in developing countries: an introductory overview - Colin C Williams and Anjula Gurtoo

Necessity versus opportunity-driven entrepreneurs in Vietnam - Jurgen Brunjes and Javier Revilla Diez

Being an entrepreneur of theã Vicenarian and Tricenarian generation:ã the case of Turkish entrepreneurs, 2006-2012 -Esra Karadeniz and Ahmet Ozcam

Factors influencing the success of enterprises: the case of Laos - SutanaBoonlua

Social entrepreneurship and the nonprofit sector in developing countries - Michelle J. Stecker, Tonia L. Warnecke, and Carol M. Bresnahan

Social types of small-scale entrepreneurship inã Bulgariaã - Tanya Chavdarova

Social Entrepreneurship, International Development, and the Environment - Tonia L. Warnecke

Social entrepreneurship and fashion innovation in Brazil: A case study of Crafty Women (MulheresArteiras) and RedeAsta -Vanessa Ratten, Joao Ferreira, Cristina Fernandes
Part III Gender and entrepreneurship

Gender and entrepreneurship in developing countries: an introductory overview - Colin C Williams and AnjulaGurtoo

Barriers to women's entrepreneurship:evidence from Indonesia - TulusTambunan

Social Entrepreneurship, Social Change, and Gender Roles in Azerbaijan - MehrangizNajafizadeh

Women Entrepreneurs in the Informal Economy: Is formalisation the only solution for business sustainability?- ShyamaRamani, Ajay Thutupalli, Tamas Medovarszki, Sutapa Chattopadhyay, and Veena Ravichandran

The dynamics of women's entrepreneurship in Iran - Leyla Sarfaraz and Nezameddin Faghih

Part IV Informal sector entrepreneurship

Informal entrepreneurship in developing countries: an introductory overview - Colin C Williams and AnjulaGurtoo

Entrepreneurship at the base of the pyramid: the case of Nicaragua - Michael J. Pisani

Determinants of informal sector employment in Sri Lanka: Evidence from a recently conducted special survey - ChandaniWijebandara and N. S. Cooray

Understanding informal entrepreneurship in Sub Saharan Africa and its implications for economic development: the Ghanaian experience - Kwame Adom

Cross-sectoral characteristics of informal sector micro-enterprises in Pakistan - Muhammad ShehryarShahid, Halima Shehryar and MinhaAkberAllibhoy

Characteristics and structures of informal entrepreneurship in Botswana - Vanessa Ratten, Leo-Paulã Danaã

The influence of credit and formalization on growth of SMEs in Tanzania - Joseph A. Kuzilwa and Ganka D. Nyamsogoro

Part V Entrepreneurship education and learning

Entrepreneurship education in developing countries: an introductory overview - Colin C Williams and AnjulaGurtoo

Capacity building for entrepreneurship education and research in the conflict zone of Peshwar- Lorraine Warren

Entrepreneurship education in Cameroon matters: reorganising the teaching of the subject - Alan A Ndedi

An evaluation of the impact of entrepreneurship education on the entrepreneurship intentions in the Albanian late transition context - Elvisa Drishti, Drita Kruja and Mario Curcija

Organizational learning in Indian family firms: a social network based approach for entrepreneurship - Nobin Thomas, Neharika Vohraã
Part VI Policy implications and synthesis

Policy efforts to foster innovative SMEs in South Korea: Lessons for developing countries

Addressing entrepreneurial heterogeneity in developing countries: designing policies for economic growth and inclusive development - Micheline Goedhuys and Elisa Calza

Harnessing entrepreneurship in developing countries: a lived practices approach - Colin C Williams and Anjula Gurtoo
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About Anjula Gurtoo

Colin C. Williams is Professor of Public Policy and Associate Dean (Research) at Sheffield University Management School (SUMS) at the University of Sheffield in the UK.

Anjula Gurtoo is Associate Professor at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
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