Entrepreneurship, Economic Growth and Policy in Emerging Economies

20 Pages Posted: 8 Oct 2008  

Roy Thurik

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Centre for Advanced Small Business Economics (CASBEC); Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM); EIM Netherlands - Business and Policy Research; Tinbergen Institute

Date Written: 25 2008 9,

Abstract

Entrepreneurship has emerged as an important element in the organization of economies. This emergence did not occur simultaneously in all developed countries. Differences in growth rates are often attributed to differences in the speed with which countries embrace entrepreneurial energy. This led to the political mandate to promote entrepreneurship. Hence, a clear and organized view is needed of what the determinants and consequences of entrepreneurship are. The present contribution tries to provide this view with a particular view on emerging economies. Entrepreneurship, its drivers and its consequences can be best understood using the model of the Entrepreneurial Economy which explains the functioning of the modern economy. This model differs from that of the earlier Managed Economy. Policies in emerging economies should aim at combining the two models.

Keywords: entrepreneurship, policy, economic development, small firms, economic growth

JEL Classification: M13, O32, M, L26

Suggested Citation

Thurik, Roy, Entrepreneurship, Economic Growth and Policy in Emerging Economies (25 2008 9,). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2008-060-ORG. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1276618

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