Readership: Students, researchers, and practitioners interested in development economics, entrepreneurship, and innovation and technology.
Edited by Adam Szirmai, Professorial Fellow UNU-MERIT, Maastricht, The Netherlands, Wim Naudé, Maastricht School of Management, and Micheline Goedhuys, Research Fellow, UNU-MERIT, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Adam Szirmai's research focuses on the measurement and analysis of technological change, productivity and growth in manufacturing in a developing country context. He has been involved in research projects in manufacturing in Indonesia, China, South Korea, Tanzania, Zambia, South Africa and Japan. In 2001, Palgrave Press published his volume on Tanzanian Industrialisation, co-edited with Paul Lapperre entitled The Industrial Experience of Tanzania. His textbook
on development studies The Dynamics of Socio-economic Development was published by Cambridge University Press in 2005.
Wim Naudé is a graduate of the University of Warwick. He has been research officer at the University of Oxford, and director of research at North-West University, South Africa. He has also served as a board member of the International Council for Small Business. His research focuses on global economic development, geographical economics, and entrepreneurship. He is editor of the book Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, published by Palgrave Macmillan. He has been guest editor of a special issue of Small Business Economics devoted to entrepreneurship and economic development, and of the European Journal of Development Research, dealing with female entrepreneurship in developing countries.
Micheline Goedhuys holds a PhD in economics from the University of Leuven, Belgium. She has worked as a consultant for several international organizations such as the World Bank and the ILO. She has published widely in international journals on topics related to entrepreneurship, small business development, and innovation and firm performance in developing countries, with a particular focus on Africa. She has recently been guest editor of Structural Change and Economic Dynamics and the European Journal of Development Research for a special issue on 'Micro-evidence on Innovation and Development'.
"I learnt a lot from this book. Innumerable books discuss innovation and entrepreneurship, on the one hand, and specific problems of developing countries, on the other, but connecting them in Schumpeter's and Gerschenkron's spirit is rare. The volume edited by Szirmai, Naudé, and Goedhuys stands above the literature with its thorough research, clarity of discussion, and relevance of conclusions for society." - János Kornai, Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Harvard University and Collegium Budapest
"This volume brings together contributions from leading scholars from the three fields: innovation, entrepreneurship, and development research. The outcome shows the value of combining different perspectives and it is worthwhile
reading for policy makers, scholars, and students both for the responses given and the new questions raised." - Bengt-Åke Lundvall, Profesor at the Department of Business Studies, University of Aalborg
Part I Introduction
1: Adam Szirmai, Wim Naudé, and Micheline Goedhuys: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Development: An Overview
Part II Determinants and Impacts of Innovative Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries
2: David B. Audretsch and Mark Sanders: Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Development
3: Alice H. Amsden: Firm Ownership and Entrepreneurship
4: Erik Stam and André van Stel: Types of Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth
5: Jaap Voeten, Job de Haan and Gerard de Groot: Can Small Firms Innovate? The Case of Clusters of Small Producers in Northern Vietnam
6: Mulu Gebreeyesus: Innovation and Microenterprise Growth in Ethiopia
7: Elif Bascavusoglu-Moreau: Entrepreneurship and the National System of Innovation: What is Missing in Turkey?
Part III Institutions, Policies, and Incentives for Innovation
8: Otto Toivanen: Innovation Policy, Entrepreneurship, and Development: A Finnish View
9: Sunil Mani: Promoting Knowledge-intensive Entrepreneurship in India
10: Î. Semih Akçomak: Incubators as Tool for Entrepreneurship Promotion in Developing Countries
11: Suma Athreye: Overcoming Adversity in Entrepreneurship-led Growth. Evidence from the Indian Software Sector