Government, SMEs and Entrepreneurship Development

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The contributions in Government, SMEs and Enterpreneurship Development will help policy-makers, economic development officers, administrators, elected officials, researchers and organisations doing business in the SME sector to better understand the issues involved in their development. Drawing on experience from a wide range of countries, spanning both developed and emerging economies and examining a wide range of interventions, the book deals with strategies for small business development and entrepreneurship, ...

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Overview

The contributions in Government, SMEs and Enterpreneurship Development will help policy-makers, economic development officers, administrators, elected officials, researchers and organisations doing business in the SME sector to better understand the issues involved in their development. Drawing on experience from a wide range of countries, spanning both developed and emerging economies and examining a wide range of interventions, the book deals with strategies for small business development and entrepreneurship, the tools used to promote the small business sector, and methods of evaluating the effectiveness of interventions.

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'While SMEs and entrepreneurship have recently been identified as a key engine for economic development, the implications for public policy have remained elusive. In this important new book Robert Blackburn and Michael T. Schaper break new ground by providing a blueprint for entrepreneurship policy. This book is a must read for scholars and policy makers concerned with how entrepreneurship can best be harnessed to spur economic growth.' David Audretsch, Indiana University, USA

'In a globally changing landscape characterised by enhanced competitive pressures, the role of effective entrepreneurship and SME policy has never been more important. This book stimulates debate and encourages exchange of ideas between policymakers, practitioners and academics. It ultimately contributes to a more creative policy environment.' Thierry Volery, Professor and Director, Swiss Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781409430353
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/12/2012
  • Edition description: New
  • Pages: 340
  • Sales rank: 1,480,501
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword, Mark Prisk ; Foreword, Nick Sherry; Introduction, Robert Blackburn and Michael T. Schaper; Part 1 Global Experiences in Policy Development: The evolution of enterprise policy in Scotland, Ross Brown and Colin Mason; SME policy development in New Zealand 1978-2008, Tanya Jurado and Claire Massey; Entrepreneurship policy in Latin America: trends and challenges, Hugo D. Kantis and Juan S. Frederico; Enterprise policy-making in the UK: prescribed approaches and day to day practice, Norin Arshed and Sara Carter; SME and entrepreneurship policies in the Caribbean, Jonathan G. Lashley; Regulatory reform and the growth of private entrepreneurship in Vietnam, Viet Le and Charles Harvie; SME policies and seasons of change in the People's Republic of China, Lei Ye, David Tweed and Paul Toulson; Small; business support and enterprise promotion: the case of France, Rita Klapper, Mahamadou Biga-Diambeidou and Arto Lahti. Part 2 Practical Tools to Foster Small Firm Development: Business incubators: their genesis, forms, intent and impact, Phillip Kemp and Paul Weber; Understanding self-employment: the opportunities and the challenges for good policy, Ken Phillips and Tui McKeown; Promoting environmentally sustainable enterprises: some policy options, Richard Blundel, Adrian Monaghan and Christine Thomas; Government advice services for SMEs: some lessons from British experience, Robert J. Bennett; Enterprise agencies: an English model of small business advice and support, Andrew Maville; Social enterprise support policies: distinctions and challenges, Fergus Lyon and Leandro Sepulveda; Government policy to support franchisees, Jenny Buchan. Part 3 Evaluating and Assessing Policies and Programmes: SME policy evaluation: Current Issues and Future Challenges, Paul Cowie; Evaluating policy initiatives: the case of Enterprise Insight's local youth enterprise campaigns, Ron Botham; Challenging default perspectives on entrepreneurship and small businesses, Simon Bridge and Ken O'Neill; Pragmatic approaches to evaluating SME policies and programmes, Kim Houghton and Thomas Fell; index.

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