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. Examining the role and potential for entrepreneurship programs in local economic development strategies, contributors to this edited collection have many years of experience working with entrerpreneurship initiatives in state and local governments. Focused on theory and case study, Entrepreneurship and Local Economic Development examines conceptual issues involved in creating entrepreneurship programs as well as practical examples of programs organized by state, regional, and local agencies.

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Editorial Reviews

Gary Paul Green
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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739117125
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Pages: 298
  • Product dimensions: 0.81 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

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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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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