The Entrepreneurship - Development Nexus

  • Roger R. Stough
Part of the International Studies in Entrepreneurship book series (ISEN, volume 17)


The Entrepreneurship and Development Nexus provides some perspective on why entrepreneurship has become more important in recent years for developing countries. In providing some answers to this question insight is provided into why entrepreneurship policy and programs have grown in popularity as part of the primary development tools used in both developed and developing economies. With this rising importance comes the basic question of how entrepreneurship can be applied as a tool to promote growth and development at the regional level especially in a development framework. Further, the chapter recognizes that there has recently been a huge rise in the general importance of entrepreneurship in social, political and economic realms. This is supported by the fact that there has been an enormous growth in the amount of scholarly and gray entrepreneurship literature.


Entrepreneurial Activity Industrial Cluster Regional Economic Development Incentive Policy Washington Consensus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger R. Stough
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  1. 1.School of Public PolicyThe George Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA

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