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Investigating Entrepreneurship Among Algerian Youth: Is It A Knowledge-Intensive Factory?


It is widely recognized that, in the twenty-first century, the entrepreneur should be knowledgeable and skillful in order to contribute to the economic development through the entrepreneurial activity, especially in a knowledge-based economy. In this millennium, worldwide, many young individuals tend to create their own job. It is the case for Algerian youth, too, particularly students and graduates, because they are the ones whom the university prepares for future life and soon will start working. There are many support programs, such as the Agence Nationale de Soutien à l’Emploi de Jeune (Agency for Supporting Youth Employment), that help them to create entrepreneurial projects by giving them financial and technical support in the early stages of enterprise creation. This paper aims to investigate in both theoretical framework and empirical analysis if entrepreneurial projects undertaken by Algerian youth are knowledge-based ones. To this aim, a sample of students and graduates that recently started entrepreneurial projects has been questioned.

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  1. Abderrahmane Ibn Khaldun Al-Hadrami (1332–1406) is an historian and analyst of the Arab social and economic structures that prelude to its contemporary economic and social development.


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Izzrech, K., Del Giudice, M. & Della Peruta, M.R. Investigating Entrepreneurship Among Algerian Youth: Is It A Knowledge-Intensive Factory?. J Knowl Econ 4, 319–329 (2013).

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  • Knowledge entrepreneur
  • Algerian youth
  • Twenty-first century skills