Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries

  • Zoltan J. Acs
  • Nicola Virgill
Part of the International Handbook Series on Entrepreneurship book series (IHSE, volume 5)


Between 1945 and 1980 nearly 100 colonies in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean gained their independence and began the process of initiating a development strategy for their citizens. Sadly, many of those countries experienced neither significant per capita growth nor economic development (Easterly, 2001, 141–43). Indeed, moderate and extreme poverty remains a significant concern for many developing countries (Sachs, 2005, 22–23)


Foreign Direct Investment Entrepreneurial Activity Informal Sector Knowledge Spillover Economic Freedom 
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  1. 1.School of Public PolicyGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA
  2. 2.George Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA

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